ST. PAUL, Minn. — The Minnesota Wild have acquired middle Victor Rask from the Carolina Hurricanes for left wing Nino Niederreiter, in a swap of underperforming however nonetheless younger gamers on long-term contracts.
The 25-year-old Rask, a local of Sweden, has one purpose and 5 assists in 26 video games this season for the Hurricanes. He is within the third season of a six-year, $24 million contract.
The 26-year-old Niederreiter, a local of Switzerland, has 9 objectives and 14 assists in 46 video games this season for the Wild. He is within the second season of a five-year, $26.25 million contract.
The trade was made Thursday earlier than the Wild hosted Anaheim. The Hurricanes host Ottawa on Friday.
The Wild acquired proper wing Pontus Aberg in a deal on Wednesday that despatched AHL middle Justin Kloos to the Geese.