Stu Bickel D MIN 1 Month

Bickel was reassigned to AHL Iowa on Friday.Though there's an opening in Friday's lineup for a defenseman with Jared Spurgeon (face) ruled out, coach Mike Yeo decided Christian Folin, who was recalled from AHL Iowa, was better equipped than Bickel to fill the void. The 28-year-old Bickel, who has one point in nine games with the Wild, seems to be regarded as just an organizational depth player at this stage of his career.

Stu Bickel D MIN 2 Months

The Wild have recalled Bickel, pioneerpress.com reports.Bickel, who has played in nine games for the Wild this season, recording one assist and 46 penalty minutes, will give the team some added depth and flexibility (he can play either forward or defense), with forwards Jason Zucker and Ryan Carter having landed on IR.

Stu Bickel D MIN 2 Months

Bickel was reassigned to AHL Iowa on Thursday, Chad Graff of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

He'll be replaced by Matt Dumba, who was recalled from Iowa in a corresponding move. Bickel's stint with the parent club lasted just three days, with the blueliner serving as a healthy scratch in the Wild's lone game during that time.

Stu Bickel D MIN 2 Months

The Wild have recalled Bickel, Michael Russo of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

Bickel -- who has one assist and 46 PIM (including 39 on Jan. 3) in nine NHL games to date -- gives the Wild an extra blueliner to have on hand for the team's upcoming Western road trip.

Stu Bickel D MIN 3 Months

Bickel cleared waivers Friday and has been reassigned to AHL Iowa, Michael Russo of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

It sounds like the Wild expect to have one of their ailing blueliners (Marco Scandella or Nate Prosser) back for Saturday's game against the Predators, eliminating the team's need to keep an extra defenseman around. Bickel will be able to log more regular ice time with the move back to Iowa.

Stu Bickel D MIN 3 Months

Bickel was placed on waivers Thursday.

Bickel, who tallied a whopping 39 PIM in his lone January appearance last Saturday, will be replaced on the roster by Jonathon Blum. He will likely head to AHL Iowa if he clears waivers.

Stu Bickel D MIN 3 Months

Bickell was credited with 39 PIM in Saturday's blowout loss to the Stars.

Bickell has now racked up 46 PIM in just nine games played this season. With only one assist this season and no points last season, the 28-year-old isn't much use in fantasy outside of his PIM contributions.

Stu Bickel D MIN 3 Months

Bickel was a healthy scratch in Friday's win over Toronto.

He had played three games in a row, but may be stuck on the bench with Jonas Brodin back from an upper body injury.

Stu Bickel D MIN 3 Months

Bickel had two hits in 5:12 of ice time in Wednesday's loss to Columbus.

Bickel has played three games in a row as the the Wild continue to deal with illnesses on their blue line.

Stu Bickel D MIN 3 Months

Bickel will play Tuesday with Nate Prosser as a healthy scratch, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

Bickel has played just four games as he's had a hard time getting on the ice. He could be useful for penalty minutes if he finds steady playing time.