The Minnesota Wild remain optimistic about goaltender Darcy Kuemper, even after signing Devan Dubnyk to a long-term contract, general manager Chuck Fletcher told the Minneapolis Star Tribune on Thursday.
"Well we're still very excited about Darcy Kuemper," Fletcher told the newspaper. "He's a young man, and two seasons ago, he had a tremendous year. Last year he was certainly more erratic. He started well and had a tough stretch in the middle of the year. Then Dubnyk came in and never relinquished the net. It was hard for Darcy to get any ice time at the end of the year."