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ST. PAUL, Minn. Another of the teams heralded prospects is headed to the Minnesota Wild.
Minnesota recalled defenseman Jonas Brodin on Thursday from the Houston Aeros. Brodin, 19, was the teams 10th overall pick in the 2011 NHL draft.
Brodin had spent his time since the draft in his native Sweden but turned pro this year, playing in nine games for Houston. He suffered a broken clavicle in November and had surgery, then returned to Houstons lineup for one game before being recalled by the Wild.
Brodin had four points (two goals, two assists) in his nine games with Houston. He had eight assists and a plus-6 rating in 49 games for Farjestads in Swedens Elite League last season and helped Sweden win the gold medal at the 2012 world junior championships.
Minnesota is on the road for the first time this season and plays at Detroit on Friday.
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2.00 Goals For per Game (23rd in the NHL)
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90% Penalty Kill (5th in the NHL)
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