ST PAUL, Minn. — Desperate for scoring, the winless Minnesota Wild sent an SOS to Iowa Saturday, recalling high-scoring AHL winger Gerald Mayhew.
Mayhew is off to a fast start for the Wild's top affiliate, notching six points (three goals and three assists) in four games. He set career highs last season in goals (27), assists (33), power-play goals (9) and plus/minus rating (+15).
The Michigan native signed a new two-way contract with the Wild this spring.
Mayhew's knack for the net is desperately needed on the big club, as the Wild is now 0-4, having scored just 10 goals in those four losses. Two late goals Saturday night against the Penguins made a 7-4 loss seem less lopsided than it really was.
The Wild are now the only team in the NHL not to register a point this season. They embark on a Canadian road trip, playing in Ottawa Monday night against the Senators.
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