Claesson was designated for the taxi squad Monday, Curtis Pashelka of The San Jose Mercury News reports.

Claesson is expected to come out of the lineup after playing in three straight games. Jacob Middleton was also sent to the taxi squad. Those two transactions hint that either Erik Karlsson (lower body) or Radim Simek (upper body) -- or both -- will return from injured reserve for Monday's game versus the Wild.

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