In nine years of existence, the Minnesota Wild
has had just 10 goaltenders start a game. That includes four that played a game last year. Goaltending has always been a strength for the young franchise, because it always featured an experienced and talented tandem.
and Dwayne Roloson
. Fernandez and Niklas Backstrom
. Backstrom and Josh Harding
Today, the Wild's goaltending tandem looks formidable again. The Wild lost Harding to a devastating knee injury early in the preseason, but picked up the owner of a Hart and Vezina trophy, and the winner of 30 games in 47 appearances last year with Washington.
agreed to terms on a one-year contract with the Wild today, and will join the Houston Aeros training camp until the Wild returns from Finland. Anton Khudobin
will serve as Nik Backstrom's backup while the team is in Europe.
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