Rickard Wallin tied a career high with four points (1-3=4) and Mikko Koivu collected two goals and an assist, as the Houston Aeros defeated the Utah Grizzlies 5-2 at Toyota Center. Wallin, Kyle Wanvig and Zbynek Michalek each scored on the red hot Houston power play and Josh Harding made 22 saves before being taken to the hospital after a vicious elbow to the head by Jeff Taffe with less than five seconds left.
Shouldn't see time with the Wild, but he does help Houston. Unfortunate his incident with Harding 6-7 years ago, but its hard to find guys that have been clean their entire careers.
Rau, Disally, Taffe, with perhaps 2 of Wellman/Almond/Sheppard. Not bad top-6 forming in Houston next year. Foucault better show up in camp or he'll be in the ECHL, perhaps with his former teammate Broda.