The Wild are reporting that they have traded Darroll Powe and Nick Palmieri to the New York Rangers for center Mike Rupp. This comes after the Wild calling up Charlie Coyle, and reportedly scratching Powe to "send a message" to Devin Setoguchi and Mikael Granlund.

This is certainly an interesting move for the Wild. Rupp does not play an altogether different game than Powe, though Rupp has much more size, and is certainly not afraid to drop the gloves.