Goalie moves at trade deadline: Wild gets Marc-Andre Fleury, trades Kaapo Kahkonen
The Wild will have a different look in net for the rest of the season, with the team acquiring future Hall of Famer and reigning Vezina
Trophy winner Marc-Andre Fleury from the Blackhawks on Monday before the NHL trade deadline expired.
This deal cost the Wild a 2022 conditional first-round draft pick that will turn into a second rounder
if the Wild doesn't reach the Western Conference final and Fleury isn't in net for four wins or more through the first two rounds.
The Blackhawks also retained half of Fleury's salary. He'll be an unrestricted free agent after the season and waived his no-trade clause to facilitate the deal.
Fleury is expected to back up the Wild on Monday night when the team faces the Golden Knights at Xcel Energy Center. Cam Talbot is scheduled to start.
In a separate transaction, the team shipped goalie Kaapo Kahkonen and a 2022 fifth-round pick (originally from San Jose) to the Sharks for left shot defenseman Jacob Middleton.