Sheppard re-signs one-year deal

Updated: June 16, 2010, 5:22 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- The Minnesota Wild have re-signed center James Sheppard to a one-year contract.

The deal, worth $803,250, was announced Wednesday.

Qualifying offers were made to restricted free-agent left wing Guillaume Latendresse and backup goalie Josh Harding.

The Wild were required to extend the offers by June 28 if they wanted to retain the right of first refusal for both players.

Minnesota picked Sheppard ninth overall in 2006, but he has been a disappointment ...

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