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Niklas Backstrom re-signed by Wild

Updated: June 24, 2013, 7:36 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- The Minnesota Wild wasted no time settling their goaltending situation for the next few seasons. Niklas Backstrom made the decision a lot easier for them.

The Wild re-signed Backstrom to a three-year contract on Monday, keeping the veteran from becoming an unrestricted free agent next month.

"It just made too much sense not to re-sign him," general manager Chuck Fletcher said.

The contract is worth $10.25 million over the three years, sources told ESPN.com. ...

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