The Wild looked woeful in a 5-1 loss to the St. Louis Blues in the teams' first exhibition game of the season. Following that game, the following players were cut and assigned to the Aeros:
Forwards Jarrod Palmer, Brandon Buck and JM Daoust (pictured left) ; and goaltender Josh Tordjman.
Also, Darcy Kuemper was sent back to the Western Hockey League. Kuemper filled in nicely for the Aeros late last season and has been part of a few trade rumors. I say there is a 50-50 shot right now that he will see time with the Aeros in the next 2-3 years.
The Aeros still start training camp Monday and host the Rampage on Saturday, Oct. 1, in the teams' first preseason game.
Check back often for more updates on Wild roster moves and how that affects the Aeros this preseason.