SAINT PAUL, Minn. The Minnesota Wild have recalled forward Cody Almond from the Houston Aeros of the American Hockey League.
Almond, 22, has two goals and five assists in 10 games with the Aeros after missing the beginning of the season due to injury. Last year with the Wild, Almond played eight games without recording a point. He totaled a career-high 34 points (15 goals, 19 assists) in 65 games with Houston in 2010-11, adding six points in 22 playoff games as the Aeros advanced to the Calder Cup Finals. The 6-foot-2, 209-pound native of Calgary, Alberta, was selected by the Wild in the fifth round (No. 140 overall) of the 2007 NHL draft. Almond wears No. 27 with Minnesota.