Stu Bickel D MIN 3 Days

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 20 Days

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 21 Days

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 25 Days

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 26 Days

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 28 Days

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 1 Month

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.

Stu Bickel D MIN 1 Month

Bickel was a healthy scratch in Wednesday's loss to Boston.

Bickel has been relegated to the bench even while several Wild defensemen were sick. He may be set to the AHL when the sick players return.

Stu Bickel D MIN 2 Months

Updating a previous report: Minnesota decided not to assign Bickel to AHL Iowa.

An initial report included Bickel on a list accompanied by Justin Falk and Jordan Schroeder that were headed down to the AHL. However, that was later retracted by the Wild as Falk and Schroeder will head to Iowa, but Bickel will not.

Stu Bickel D MIN 2 Months

Bickel was assigned to AHL Iowa on Sunday.

Bickel has bounced back and fourth from Minnesota and Iowa this season. The Wild don't have a game until Thursday against the Flyers, so Bickel will get an opportunity for some time on the ice while Minnesota can do without his emergency depth for the time being.