After not a very strong start to the 2022-23 season, the Minnesota Wild have reportedly informed top prospect Marco Rossi
that he's going to be sent down to Iowa of the American Hockey League.
Rossi, 21, has had a rough start to his professional career after he had COVID-19 and then was diagnosed with Myocarditis, which caused him to miss the entire 2020-21 season.
He bounced back for his first professional season in North American in 2021-22, putting up 53 points (18 goals, 35 assists) in 63 games for Iowa.
This season, Rossi has appeared in 16 games for the Wild, averaging 12:26 time on-ice and recording one assist, but has been a healthy scratch for the last four games and having him sit in the press box isn't going to help his development.
There will be growing pains, that expected for any prospect, so sending the Feldkirch (Austria) native to the AHL for a little while to get top line minutes and hoping he'll produce like he did season will do wonders for him and his confidence.
The Wild have yet to officially announce the move, but once they do, it's possible Rossi could feature in one of Iowa's two games this week in San Jose against the Barracuda.