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Wild send Alex Tuch back to AHL

Markus Granlund, Alex Tuch

Minnesota Wild’s Alex Tuch, right, making his NHL debut, and Vancouver Canucks’ Markus Granlund, of Finland, watch the play during the first period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017, in Vancouver, British Columbia. (Darry Dyck/The Canadian Press via AP)


After three game and no points, Alex Tuch is headed back to the AHL. The Minnesota Wild reassigned the 20-year-old winger to Iowa this morning.

Tuch made his NHL debut Saturday in Vancouver, logging 14:39 of ice time and registering two shots in a 6-3 win.

Afterwards, head coach Bruce Boudreau was asked about Tuch’s performance.

“I thought it was okay,” said Boudreau. “I mean, he had some chances to score. He’s a big, strong guy. Obviously, there are things he’s going to have to learn about this league, but everybody who ever came into this league had to learn those things.”

Tuch played two more games after that, including last night’s 4-3 overtime loss to Chicago.

The Wild’s next game is Friday at home to Tampa Bay.