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Wild goalie Harding expected to retire: report

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Minnesota Wild goaltender Josh Harding is expected to retire because of complications from multiple sclerosis, according to the Minneapolis Star Tribune.

Harding's three-year, $5.7 million contract expires June 30.

"I wouldn't want to speak for him, but he has bigger issues than just hockey," Wild general manager Chuck Fletcher told the Tribune.

Harding announced he was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in November 2012. He last played in the NHL on Dec. 31, 2013, and was 18-7-3 with a 1.65 goals-against average, .933 save percentage and three shutouts before a change in medication caused complications.

Harding is 60-59-11 with a 2.45 GAA, .918 save percentage and 10 shutouts in 151 NHL games (124 starts) for the Wild.

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