Belpedio was reassigned to AHL Iowa on Monday, Michael Russo of The Athletic reports. Belpedio's demotion is expected to be a longer-term stint in the minors, as opposed to just a paper transaction to make him eligible for the AHL playoffs. The blueliner has yet to appear in an NHL game this season but could get a look once the Wild are officially knocked out of playoff contention.
The Wild called up Belpedio from AHL Iowa on Sunday, Michael Russo of The Athletic reports. With fellow defenseman Carson Soucy (upper body) expected to miss at least a month, Belpedio ascended to the big club. Belpedio has yet to make an appearance in NHL action this campaign, but he's accumulated 18 points in 55 AHL games this year. He'll vie for the lineup spot vacated by Soucy with Brad Hunt as long as he stays at the top level.
Belpedio was reassigned to AHL Iowa on Sunday. Belpedio served as Minnesota's seventh defenseman for both Saturday and Sunday. The team is off until Thursday, so expect either Belpedio or Nick Seeler (conditioning) to be recalled before then.
The Wild recalled Belpedio from AHL Iowa on Saturday, Michael Russo of The Athletic reports. Nick Seeler is on a conditioning stint with Iowa, so Belpedio will serve as the seventh defenseman for Saturday's matchup against the Jets. It's unsettled whether he'll make his season debut at the top level. Over 35 AHL games this year, Belpedio has 13 points and 49 PIM.
Belpedio was demoted to the minors Monday. Belpedio has appeared in just three NHL games for the Wild over the last two seasons and will need to wait a little longer for the fourth. The Illinois native put up decent numbers with AHL Iowa in 2018-19, 21 points in 70 contests, and likely will earn a call-up sooner rather than later if he can continue to produce in the minors.
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