With a number of players coming off injured reserve, the Minnesota Wild have waived forward Jordan Schroeder with the intention of assigning him to the Iowa Wild of the AHL, according to the Star Tribune’s Michael Russo.
The diminutive 25-year-old speedster hasn’t had a huge impact on the Wild this season, scoring one goal and zero assists through 11 games. He’s a fast, smart player but hasn’t been able to make an impact in inconsistent usage, like he was able to last season.
Schroeder has a -2.63% score-adjusted CF%Rel this season, coming in some difficult zone starts with a -11.17% ZSO%Rel.
Last season, the Minnesota native’s first with the Wild, saw him taking slightly negative relative zone starts, but coming through 25 games with a 4.1% CF%Rel, scoring three goals and five assists at even strength.
If Schroeder clears waivers, the team plans on assigning him to Iowa. They’re, again, the league’s worst team, coming in with just nine points, the worst in the AHL despite playing at least two more games than every team in the Western Conference and five more games than the next worst team in their division.
Through eight AHL games this season Schroeder has two goals and three assists.
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