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Wild call up high-scoring Iowa F 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.
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Minnesota Wild's Gerald Mayhew (26) battles for the puck along the boards with Colorado Avalanche defenseman Dan Renouf (5) during the second period in an NHL preseason hockey game Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019 in Denver (AP Photo/John Leyba)

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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