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With two goalies likely out for the season, the Minnesota Wild traded for Ilya Bryzgalov on Tuesday. Bryzgalov is a two-time all-star and will backup Darcy Kuemper.

Wild trade for former all-star

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ST. PAUL  — After informing veteran goalie Niklas Backstrom on Monday that he would be shut down for the rest of the season, Minnesota Wild general manager Chuck Fletcher intensified his search for a goalie.

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He was looking for a veteran, someone with playoff experience — and in the final year of an expiring contract.

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