Rookie defenseman Marco Scandella has been reassigned to the Houston Aeros. Scandella returns to Houston after playing five straight games with the Wild since making his debut in Florida on November 12. He posted an assist on an overtime game-winner against Anaheim on Wednesday.
Scandella’s departure leaves the Wild with six defensemen. The team does not play again until Wednesday night against Philadelphia, so it’s possible Scandella, Justin Falk or another defenseman is recalled by then.