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The Minnesota Wild re-signed enforcer Matt Kassian to a two-year deal.
The Wild announced the deal on Friday. The 25-year-old Kassian played in 24 games for the Wild last season. He scored both of his goals in a game against Montreal on March 1 and racked up 55 penalty minutes.
The 6-foot-4 Kassian was picked in the second round of the 2005 draft and debuted with the Wild in 2010.
The move comes two days before the start of free agency, where the Wild are expected to be aggressive pursuers of some of the biggest names on the market, including New Jersey's Zach Parise and Nashville's Ryan Suter. The new league year begins on Sunday, when teams can start chasing free agents.
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ROSEVILLE, Minn. Matt Kassian agreed to represent the Minnesota Wild during the team's annual summer road tour visiting towns around the state and meeting with fans.Kassian's appearance on the road tour was a curious one. The 6-foot-4, 232-pound forward broke through for his first extended run in the NHL for Minnesota, which selected Kassian in the second round of the 2005...
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The Minnesota Wild are poised for an aggressive approach when the NHL's free agent signing period starts.
The question is whether their sales pitch will be strong enough to persuade top prizes Zach Parise or Ryan Suter or both to join a team that has missed the playoffs for four straight years.
The market opens Sunday, and the Wild are more than $19 million under the salary...
The Minnesota Wild say they have submitted offers to free-agent stars Zach Parise and Ryan Suter and signed Zenon Konopka and Torrey Mitchell.
The Wild tweeted the news on Sunday, when the free-agent market opened. General manager Chuck Fletcher and owner Craig Leipold have promised that the Wild planned to be aggressive this summer to try to get the team back to the playoffs after...