Former Gopher Sam Warning among latest Wild roster cuts

Author:
Updated:
Original:

The Minnesota Wild trimmed their roster to 44 players Thursday – and one of those they let go will be a familiar name for many Minnesota hockey fans.

The Wild released former Gophers forward Sam Warning from his amateur tryout contract. They also sent six players to Iowa and one to juniors.

Forwards Raphael Bussieres and Tanner Eberle were sent to Iowa along with defensemen Guillaume Gelinas and Alex Gudbranson. Goaltenders Brody Hoffman and Stephen Michalek were sent to Iowa as well.

Center Pavel Jenys was sent back to the Ontario Hockey League. Jenys, who is 19, was eligible for the AHL because he was drafted out of Europe.

Assistant Wild GM Brent Flahr told the Star Tribune's Michael Russo the Wild felt Jenys would develop better in juniors being a "bigger fish in a small pond."

One player making a name for himself in camp so far has been invitee Matt Carey, who spent all of last season playing for Rochester in the AHL.

Carey played two games for the Blackhawks at the end of the 2013-14 season, but last year bounced around Rockford's lineup playing on all four lines.

"He's a guy who's played mainly on the fourth line and he had 10 goals," said Iowa Wild head coach John Torchetti. "That means that he has a good chance of having a better ole on our team maybe, a third line role or higher, if he keeps going the right direction."

As for Cary, he seems to be enjoying Wild coach Mike Yeo's style of play.

"He wants defense first, and then offense comes second," Carey said. "I can play in the offensive zone but not everyone can play in the defensive zone. That's something I need to learn and shape my game around before I start scoring goals."

Next Up

boys volleyball

MSHSL to vote on adding girls wrestling, boys volleyball tournaments

A two-thirds majority vote is needed to pass the proposals.

restaurant-602894_1280

Shakopee restaurant owner charged with 58 tax crimes

The woman, from Savage, is accused of underreporting sales to avoid tax.

gofundme - abdullahi photo

Second suspect, a 17-year-old girl, arrested in Moorhead taxi driver's killing

Abdullahi Abdullahi was found dead in his taxi last week.

Wild

Big playoff implications for the Wild Monday night

Minnesota wraps up the regular season Wednesday-Thursday in St. Louis.

Screen Shot 2021-04-12 at 5.44.29 PM

Brooklyn Center mayor proposes policing reform, including unarmed traffic enforcement

The resolution includes sweeping changes to policing in the wake of Daunte Wright's death.

Computer screens

This UW-Superior degree sets you up for a career in big data

UW-Superior offers online master’s program for transforming big data into better insights.

Pixabay - hiker forest woods warm

Get paid $1,000 (and a new phone) to show off MN's 'great outdoors'

An online company is looking for a 'Chief Adventure Officer" as a promotion.

ella and puff

Contest seeks 12 Minnesota dogs for 2022 Top Dogs calendar

The dogs with the most votes will be featured in the calendar to benefit the Animal Humane Society.

Related