Originally written on Fox Sports North  |  Last updated 11/18/11

ATLANTA - JANUARY 25: Eastern Conference Mike Lundin of the Tampa Bay Lightning poses for a portrait as part of the 2008 NHL All-Star weekend at Phillips Arena on January 25, 2008 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images for the NHL)
SAINT PAUL, Minn. The Minnesota Wild on Friday assigned defenseman Mike Lundin to the Houston Aeros of the American Hockey League on a conditioning assignment. The team also announced that it has reassigned right wing Casey Wellman to Houston and placed defenseman Marco Scandella on injured reserve. Lundin, 27, was placed on injured reserve with a back injury by Minnesota on Sept. 30 and has not appeared in a game this season. "He hasn't played hockey in little bit of time," Coach Mike Yeo said of Lundin after Friday's practice. "I know that he is keeping himself in great shape and that is not a concern. I know he is a very smart player, but with that until you get into the action -- until you get into competing at that level and those types of battles and until you have to execute at a game's speed -- it's obviously a big step. This will be good for him to get his timing back to get himself ready to play. There is no doubt he wants to make a good impression in his first couple ga...
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