ST. PAUL, Minn. A day after Jason Zucker made his NHL debut with the Minnesota Wild, the team brought back two more of its prospects from their junior teams and assigned them to the Houston Aeros of the American Hockey League.
Forward Brett Bulmer and defenseman Josh Caron will be joining the Aeros and will be eligible to play in the Calder Cup playoffs this season because they were signed previously to contracts before playing this season with their junior teams. The Wild couldn't bring either up to the NHL because Minnesota has exhausted its four post-All-Star break call-ups and only can make moves on emergency conditions at this point in the season.
Both players were added after the junior teams were eliminated in the playoffs this week.
Zucker, 20, made his NHL debut in Thursday's 3-2 overtime win against the Florida Panthers, but was signed to an entry-level contract this week out of Denver University, meaning he could join the Wild right away. He finished with 10:55 in ice...