Belpedio signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Wild on Thursday, PuckPedia reports.
Belpedio spent the entirety of the 2019-20 campaign in the minors, notching five goals and 20 points in 62 contests. The 24-year-old blueliner could draw into a game or two with the big club next season, but he won't be worth rostering in any fantasy formats.
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.
Belpedio agreed to terms on a one-year, two-way contract with Minnesota on Tuesday.
Belpedio played in just two games for the WIld last year, spending the bulk of the campaign in the minors. With a two-way deal in hand, the blueliner will likely find himself with AHL Iowa more often than not during the 2019-20 season, though he could see a few more contests than last year. Until he can secure regular NHL minutes, the 23-year-old won't offer much in terms of fantasy value.
Belpedio was given a qualifying offer by the Wild on Tuesday, Jessi Pierce of The Athletic reports.
While Belpedio saw action in just two NHL games this season, his 21-point campaign with AHL Iowa was apparently enough for team brass to want to keep him around. If the defenseman signs his offer, he will play under a one-year, two-way contract worth $874,125. The Illinois native figures to spend the bulk of the upcoming year continuing to develop his game in the minors.
Belpedio was sent to AHL Iowa on Monday.
This move came moments after fellow defenseman Brad Hunt was acquired from the Golden Knights, and since only a draft pick came back in return, the Wild were forced to make room on their roster by demoting Belpedio. Still just 22 years old, Belpedio could certainly be called up at a later point this season.
The Wild recalled Belpedio from AHL Iowa on Friday.
Belpedio debuted with the Wild last April to the tune of two assists and a plus-1 rating. Although he only drew into one contest, the effort likely kept him at the back of the coaching staff's collective minds. He's tallied only 10 points (three goals, seven assists) over 40 games with AHL Iowa this season, signaling that his offensive explosion from last season may not be repeatable. The Wild still have six other defensemen on the active roster, so it's possible one of them may be in danger of missing Saturday's game against the Blue Jackets.
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