Created: 11/29/2013 2:36 PM KSTP.com
The Wild has recalled forward Erik Haula from the Iowa Wild of the American Hockey League (AHL). The team also announced today forward Mike Rupp will leave the team for personal reasons.
Haula, 22, is tied second on Iowa with 10 points (4-6=10) in 18 games this season. He's a former Gophers star. The 5-foot-11, 192-pound forward is expected to make his NHL debut Friday as the Wild hosts Colorado. It's a 5 p.m. start.
The Wild can use Haula's ability to play center with forward Mikael Granlund (upper-body injury) out for at least a week.