The Wild recalled forward Luke Kunin from Iowa on Sunday to replace center Mikko Koivu in the team's lineup.
Koivu suffered a lower-body injury in a knee-on-knee collision with Calgary's Marc Giordano in Thursday's 2-0 loss to the Flames. Giordano drew a two-game suspension. The team captain's status is listed as day-to-day by the Wild.
Kunin, the Wild's first-round pick (15th overall) in 2016, suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee in March and had surgery in April. The 21-year-old has eight goals in 21 games for Iowa this season.
He was an American Hockey League All-Star last season, when he also played in 19 NHL games, recording two goals and two assists with Minnesota.