Jon DiSalvatore, who was reassigned to the Aeros and cleared waivers today, has already been called to Columbus to play in the Wild's pre-season game tonight.
Don't read a ton into this, because the Wild is being conservative with injured players and wanting a scarce few of the regular NHLers expending energy on road trips. So the farm hands play the road games for now.
But I'd get used to this. The Wild organization is taking an unprecedented look at what they've got in the cupboard and have signed guys they won't be afraid to use when there are injuries with the big club.
In past years, Jacques Lemaire wanted his regulars playing together most of the pre-season to help develop chemistry, so the youngsters never had much of a chance to prove themselves trustworthy. That all seems to be changing.