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Goalie agrees to terms on new multiyear deal

Updated: June 8, 2007, 8:51 AM ET
Associated Press

MINNEAPOLIS -- The Minnesota Wild added depth and complication to their goalie situation by re-signing Niklas Backstrom to a two-year, $6.2 million contract on Thursday.

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Backstrom went 23-8-6 with five shutouts in 41 games, taking over when Manny Fernandez got hurt and steering the Wild toward their first playoff appearance in four years with an unexpected performance.

"I have to pinch myself. It's like I'm in a dream," Backstrom said. ...

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