Michael Russo has covered the National Hockey League since 1995. He has covered the Minnesota Wild for the Star Tribune since 2005, after 10 years of covering the Florida Panthers for the Sun-Sentinel. He uses “Russo’s Rants” to feed a wide-ranging hockey-centric discussion with readers, and can be heard weekly on KFAN (100.3 FM) radio and seen weekly on Fox Sports North.

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Genoway to make NHL debut tonight; Fredheim recalled

Posted by: Michael Russo under Wild news Updated: April 7, 2012 - 9:11 AM

With Nate Prosser suspended and Clayton Stoner hurt, the Wild has recalled Chay Genoway and Kris Fredheim from the Houston Aeros. Neither is expected to be at the morning skate after playing last night in the Aeros' seventh consecutive loss (0-4-3).

For Genoway, he’ll be the Wild’s 47th player, 16th rookie and ninth to make his NHL debut. Remember, the maximum amount of players on a roster is 23, so the Wild has essentially fielded two teams.

Genoway was North Dakota's captain his last two years playing for the Sioux. I looked this up the other night when I thought he'd be coming and of course I can't find where I wrote it, but I believe he's the fourth-highest scoring blue-liner in UND history and was tied with the most games played.

Fredheim played two games earlier this year after the Wild turned his AHL deal into an NHL one. The right-shot blue-liner was pretty decent.

Morning skate in 80 minutes -- the last one of the season.


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