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The Minnesota Wild have re-signed defenseman Marco Scandella to a two-year contract.
The team announced the deal on Monday.
Scandella was eligible to be a restricted free agent, but the Wild locked the 23-year-old before he could hit the market. Scandella missed training camp in January because of a groin injury and spent most of this season with the Houston Aeros in the AHL, recording 17 points in 45 games.
The second-round pick in the 2008 draft played in six regular season games for the Wild. Added to the active roster again right before the playoffs, Scandella had a goal and an assist in five games against the Chicago Blackhawks. The 6-foot-3, 210-pound native of Montreal has four goals and 11 assists in 89 career NHL games.
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Scandella, 23, spent most of last season with the Houston Aeros in the American Hockey League after he played 63 games in his rookie season with Minnesota in 2011-12. Scandella was recalled late last season for Minnesota and...
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