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Goaltender Niklas Backstrom has agreed to a new contract with the Minnesota Wild on a three-year, $10.25 million deal, keeping the veteran goalie from becoming an unrestricted free agent.

The 35-year-old appeared in 42 regular season games this season, going 24-15-3 with a 2.48 goals-against average and .909 save percentage.

Unfortunately due to an injury sustained before Game 1 of the Western Conference Quarterfinals against the Chicago Blackhawks, Backstrom did not appear in any of the team’s playoff games. He underwent successful sports hernia surgery on May 16.

Niklas Backstrom contract extension


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