The Wild recalled Luke Kunin from Iowa on Sunday to replace center Mikko Koivu in the team's lineup.
Koivu suffered a lower body injury when he was 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. Koivu's status is listed as day-to-day by the Wild, which had Saturday and Sunday off and will practice Monday.
Kunin suffered a torn ACL in his left knee in March and had surgery in April.
He has eight goals in 21 games for Iowa this season; he was an American Hockey League All-Star last season.
Kunin, 21, was the Wild's first round pick (15th overall) in 2016 out of Wisconsin. He was captain of the U.S. junior national team that won gold in 2017. IN 19 NHL games he has two goals and two assists.
After a 7-2 loss in Edmonton on Friday, the Wild canceled Saturday's practice and had Sunday off. It begins a four-game homestand by playing Montreal on Tuesday night.