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Wild recall ’12 first-rounder Dumba

May 6, 2013, 12:46 PM EDT

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The end of one playoff marked the start of another for Matt Dumba.

Minnesota’s first-round pick (seventh overall) at the 2012 NHL Entry Draft, Dumba was recalled to the parent club today after AHL Houston was eliminated from the Calder Cup playoffs over the weekend.

Dumba, 18, made the Wild roster out of training camp this season, but didn’t appear in a game before being dispatched to WHL Red Deer in January.

He proceeded to spend the season in the Western League before joining Houston late in the year. Dumba appeared in all five of the Aeros’ playoff games, going scoreless while registering two shots on goal.

In a related move, the Wild also called up forward Carson McMillan from Houston.

McMillan has appeared in 15 games for the Wild over the last two seasons, though he failed to crack the lineup this year.

  1. ibieiniid - May 6, 2013 at 1:01 PM

    well that was quick. (not that I’m not watching EVERY playoff game, amazing hockey so far) I’ll watch this game to see what he’s developed this year.

    • hockeywithdrawal - May 6, 2013 at 1:09 PM

      No that’s Dumba – Quick plays for LA.

      Sorry…I’m ashamed…

      • ibieiniid - May 6, 2013 at 1:18 PM

        i can’t resist a good corny play on words joke.

  2. noozehound - May 6, 2013 at 1:32 PM

    Jesus, are we able to put 7 players on the ice each shift? what’s the point if all the call ups? I know they have expanded rosters in the playoffs, but dumba isn’t going to play.

    • hockeywithdrawal - May 6, 2013 at 3:45 PM

      It might just be a “come join the party”. Not a bad way to acclimate the kid to the majors, when you think about it. Keeps him interested and psyched, lets the other roster players get used to him, etc…otherwise he’s just golfing, at this point. And if the unfortunate happens and they lose a bunch of D-men, he’s already been practicing with the team.

  3. aklolzer - May 6, 2013 at 1:35 PM

    Should add two S’s to his last name.

    • kopy - May 6, 2013 at 2:02 PM

      He did: https://twitter.com/ZenonKonopka/statuses/294139340832006144

  4. mp1131211 - May 6, 2013 at 1:51 PM

    Honestly, my only real criticism of Yeo is that he as soon as the chemistry starts clicking, he makes switches- I’m assuming to get even better chemistry and spark. But he’s done this before and it’s flopped. Why do it now before a crucial game when coming off of a pretty good one?

    • jsneddeker - May 6, 2013 at 2:48 PM

      I think he changes lines too little. The first goal of the the OT win Sunday came after a mid game change that put ZP on the 4th line. Sometimes you have to go with a hot hand mid game. Or just try to get something going!

      • mp1131211 - May 6, 2013 at 4:03 PM

        Line changes are different than recalls.

    • hockeywithdrawal - May 6, 2013 at 3:47 PM

      I think he gets that from his time with Bylsma. He does that constantly.

  5. purpleguy - May 6, 2013 at 1:55 PM

    The Aeros call-ups are for two reasons: injury insurance, and to get the rooks more practice time now that their season is over in Texas. Then again, the guy couldn’t play miuch worse than Gilbert has been playing.

    • homegrowntalentmn - May 6, 2013 at 3:25 PM

      I agree with the gilbert assessment. . Just terrible! Think about this. If fletcher knew he was gonna get suter and brodin was gonna play this well. He would of never traded N. Schultz..

    • mp1131211 - May 6, 2013 at 4:05 PM

      Gilbert and Konopka… might as well just send 4 guys out. At least being a man short doesn’t just hand the puck over to the Hawks..

  6. homegrowntalentmn - May 6, 2013 at 6:06 PM

    Don’t forget about big ol mike rupp

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