1.) The MN Wild have recalled Justin Falk up from the Aeros, who will play at defense.
2.) Matt Hackett has been signed, as a goaltender, to an entry-level three-year contract. Hackett played for Plymouth of the Ontario Hockey League this season, racking up a 22-18-3 record and a .925 save percentage.
3.) Backstrom still not ready to play in the regular season games, but has returned to practicing with the Wild this past Tuesday. Backstrom was happy to get to skate around, but after suffering a pulled groin he isn't quite ready. With Niklas Backstrom out, Wade Dubielewicz has been serving as backup goal for Josh Harding.