Ortmeyer Gets The Call; Wild Sends Kalus To Columbus

With Chuck Kobasew ailing, the Minnesota Wild will go back to Jed Ortmeyer who was recalled from the Houston Aeros tonight. Ortmeyer was with the club last week, playing in Thursday’s loss in Los Angeles and Friday’s win in Anaheim.

Kobasew practiced with the team in St. Paul today, but ended up leaving the ice early. It’s not known if he will try to join the team at some point over the next two days. The Wild plays on Long Island tomorrow night against the Islanders, and in New York City on Thursday against the Rangers.

In some other news, the Wild announced today the team has
traded right wing Petr Kalus to the Columbus Blue Jackets in exchange
for future considerations.

Kalus, 23 (6/29/87), recorded eight points (6-2=8) and 68 penalty
minutes (PIM) in 34 games with the Houston Aeros of the American Hockey
League (AHL) this season.  The 6-foot-1, 208-pound native of Ostrava,
Czech Republic, played in two games with Minnesota last season. Kalus was
Boston’s second-round pick (No. 39 overall) in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft
and was acquired by the Wild with a fourth-round pick from the Bruins in
exchange for Manny Fernandez on July 1, 2007.

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