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Wild re-up with enforcer Kassian

Jun 29, 2012, 12:56 PM EDT

The Minnesota Wild filled out their toughness quota yesterday, signing heavyweight Matt Kassian to a two-year, $1.15 million deal.

It’s the first one-way contract of the 25-year-old’s career. The 6-foot-5, 252-pound left winger was once a high draft pick (57th overall in 2005) but had, at times, struggled to find his niche in the NHL.

Until he started doing stuff like this, that is:

Kassian appeared in 24 games with the Wild last year, scoring twice while racking up 55 penalty minutes.

  1. slickvb82 - Jun 29, 2012 at 1:03 PM

    I like this, the Wild need some toughness on their roster….we all know resigning Veilleux wont cut it

  2. lordfletcher - Jun 29, 2012 at 1:35 PM

    He is a hard worker and has more potential than the late GREAT boogieman (RIP) :(

    This is a very good signing for the Wild and everyone likes big Kass. He is very well spoken and a funny, smart man.

    Congrats!!!!

  3. jrmehle - Jun 29, 2012 at 4:47 PM

    The Wild still could use some more toughness. Clutterbuck, Powe, and Kassian aren’t enough. Not when you have little guys like Bouchard, Granlund, and Spurgeon on the team.

    • lordfletcher - Jun 29, 2012 at 5:49 PM

      toughness, more?? Like Parise and Suter ;)

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