|February 20, 2015: Wild's Bickel Demoted To AHL|
Bickel was reassigned to AHL Iowa on Friday.Though there's an opening in Friday's lineup for a defenseman with Jared Spurgeon (face) ruled out, coach Mike Yeo decided Christian Folin, who was recalled from AHL Iowa, was better equipped than Bickel to fill the void. The 28-year-old Bickel, who has one point in nine games with the Wild, seems to be regarded as just an organizational depth player at this stage of his career.
|February 10, 2015: Wild Recall Bickel|
The Wild have recalled Bickel, pioneerpress.com reports.Bickel, who has played in nine games for the Wild this season, recording one assist and 46 penalty minutes, will give the team some added depth and flexibility (he can play either forward or defense), with forwards Jason Zucker and Ryan Carter having landed on IR.