The Waiver Wire and Other Moves

Some interesting non-trade moves have taken place today that might shed some light on trades and player value for tomorrows trade deadline. First, Niklas Backstrom has signed a four year contract extension in Minnesota. That means, if there was any doubt, that Backstrom will not be traded. But what it does mean is that quite possibly young backup Josh Harding could potentially be used as trade bait for the Wild either leading into tomorrow’s trade deadline or in the off season. A number of intriguing players have been placed on waivers today. The list included Miroslav Satan, Gary Roberts, Brendan

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