Wanvig recalled from AHL

Updated: January 18, 2004, 11:47 PM ET
SportsTicker

ST. PAUL, Minnesota -- The Minnesota Wild on Sunday placed defenseman Brad Bombardir on injured reserve with a strained left hip.

Bombardir missed Saturday's 2-2 tie at St. Louis after aggravating the injury during Friday's 4-2 win against Pittsburgh. Fourth among defenseman in average ice time at 20:36, Bombardir played just 6:28 Friday.

Bombardir, who sat out the final 20 contests of last season due to back spasms, has one goal and two assists and a minus-5 rating in 43 games.

To replace Bombardir, right wing Kyle Wanvig was recalled from Houston of the American Hockey League for the third time this season. In five games with the Wild, Wanvig has one point and eight penalty minutes.