With the regular season just six days away, the Wild have gotten down to the nitty gritty with roster cuts, the latest casualties being up-and-coming defenseman Carson Soucy and veteran winger Ryan Malone. Soucy, a former standout with Minnesota Duluth, was assigned to the Iowa Wild of the American Hockey League on Friday despite a stellar effort on the backline throughout training camp. The 23-year-old’s fate probably was sealed a couple weeks ago when coach Bruce Boudreau alluded to the fact that he need some seasoning in the minor leagues. Soucy is a big-bodied defenseman who brings a different dynamic to the blue line, so it might not be too long before he’s back up with the big team.
Wild assign Carson Soucy, release Ryan Malone from his NHL tryout
St. Paul Pioneer Press | Sep 29