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Wild will officially seek approval to move AHL team to Iowa

Posted by: under Wild news Updated: April 17, 2013 - 7:59 PM

 

During an American Hockey League Board of Governors conference call Thursday, the Wild will officially seek approval to relocate the Houston Aeros to Des Moines, Iowa, next season.
 
If approved, as expected, the Wild will rename the team the Iowa Wild and host a news conference in Des Moines on Monday.
 
The team will play at the Wells Fargo Arena. The Wild was unable to come to a lease agreement in Houston with the Toyota Center.

In other Wild news, Mikael Granlund traveled with the team to San Jose. The team should learn after Thursday's morning skate whether or not Mike Rupp can play against the Sharks.

Granlund was reassigned to Houston on Tuesday only to be called back up on an emergency becasue Rupp was banged up. Granlund then scored against the Oilers, his first goal since Jan 19.

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