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Wild re-sign backup goaltender Anton Khudobin

Wild re-sign backup goaltender Anton Khudobin

The Minnesota Wild re-signed backup goaltender Anton Khudobin to a one-year, two-way contract on Thursday.
Khudobin is behind Niklas Backstrom and Josh Harding on the organizational depth chart, but the native of Kazakhstan has shown promise with Houston in the minor American Hockey League and during a brief appearance with the Wild last season.
He was the winner in his NHL debut against Edmonton on Feb. 4, playing 9 1/2 minutes without allowing a goal in relief. He also made 38 saves in a 2-1 win over Philadelphia on Feb. 6 in his first NHL start.
The 24-year-old Khudobin's two-way contract means he will make less money when he's in the minors than his NHL salary. Khudobin was the Wild's seventh-round pick in 2004.


Updated : 2020-12-04 07:41 GMT+08:00