Wild cut roster, send five to top minor-league team

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- The Minnesota Wild reduced their training camp
roster to 28 players Monday, sending five skaters to their top
minor league affiliate.

Center Jason Morgan, left wing Peter Olvecky, left wing Benoit
Pouliot, defenseman Erik Reitz and right wing Roman Voloshenko were
assigned to the Houston Aeros of the AHL.

With several veteran additions at the forward positions this
summer, the Wild have few, if any, spots to give one of their
prospects. Olvecky, Pouliot and Voloshenko, in particular, drew
coach Jacques Lemaire's criticism over the weekend for their
lackluster performance in camp.

Minnesota has exhibition games Wednesday and Thursday nights, at
Detroit and at St. Louis.