As we wait for Minnesota Wild center Matt Cullen to reach the 300 assist milestone (his next assist will be 300), we’ll take time to give you some other Wild news.
The team recently placed Cullen’s former linemate Guillaume Latandresse on IR, and recalled enforcer and winger Matt Kassian. Kassian, who had an assist and 28 penalty minutes in nine games in Houston, almost made the club out of training camp.
Kassian will likely be on the Wild third line. Cullen’s line included Cal Clutterbuck and Martin Havlat against the Sharks this week. Havlat and Cullen seem to a great rapport. We’ll see if Clutterbuck, Casey Wellman, Eric Nystrom, or whoever they put on the second line can mesh as well as Lantandresse when healthy.
On another note, Matt Cullen turned 34 on Tuesday. He’s the fourth-oldest Wild, behind John Madden (37), Andrew Brunette (37) and Jose Theodore (34).
That is all. Stay tuned for No. 300.