Originally written February 03, 2012 on Fox Sports North:
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ST. PAUL, Minn. -- The Minnesota Wild are expected to be an active team before the Feb. 27 trade deadline, and they made their first move Friday.Minnesota acquired forward Erik Christensen and a conditional seventh-round pick in the 2013 draft from the New York Rangers in exchange for forward Casey Wellman. Christensen, 28, has a goal and four assists in 20 games for New York this season. The Wild also announced Chad Rau was reassigned to the Houston Aeros of the American Hockey League to make room for Christensen on the roster.With Thursday nights 1-0 win in Colorado, Minnesota (25-19-7) has won three of its past four games and is in eighth place in the Western Conference with 57 points. After shuttling players back and forth from their minor-league affiliate in Houston the past few weeks due to injuries, the Wild are looking for some stability and consistent scoring on their forward lines.Minnesota general manager Chuck Fletcher and coach Mike Yeo know what they are getting with C...
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