The Wild called up defenseman Ryan Murphy from Iowa on Tuesday. He'll join the team for practice tomorrow in St. Paul before a four-game Eastern road trip.
Murphy, 25, has three goals and 13 assists in 27 games with the Wild's American Hockey League affiliate. He played in 21 games for the Wild last season and had two goals and three assists. He also appeared in one of the team's playoff games against Winnipeg.
In 172 career games with Carolina and the Wild, Murphy has eight goals and 34 assists. A right shot, he was taken in the first round (12th overall) of the 2102 draft by the Hurricanes. The Wild signed him as a free agent on July 1, 2017.
The Penguins beat the Wild 3-2 at Xcel Energy Center on Monday, the Wild's sixth loss in seven games.