Justin Kloos made his NHL debut on Tuesday night in the Wild's 1-0 loss to Vancouver at Xcel Energy Center, but the former Gophers captain was sent back to Iowa of the American Hockey League on Wednesday.

Kloos, who was signed as a free agent last spring, had a goal and two assists in six games with Iowa before his recall.

“I think going through all levels of hockey, you’re a little nervous every next step you take,’’ Kloos, 23, said before Tuesday's game. “So this is nothing different. Certainly I feel fortunate and special and privileged to be able to make an NHL debut in my hometown.’’

Kloos played 8:38 against the Canucks and had a holding penalty.