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Date Player News
9/18/2014 Darcy Kuemper, G The Minnesota Wild have signed Kuemper to a two-year contract.

Analysis: The Wild finally secured Kuemper on Thursday, one day after starting goalie Josh Harding broke his right foot. The injury helped motivate the Wild to get a deal done with Kuemper, who went 12-8-4 with a 2.43 goals-against average and a .915 save percentage in 26 games last season.
9/17/2014 Josh Harding, G Harding has a broken right foot, putting him out indefinitely. The Wild announced Wednesday the injury was suffered in an off-ice incident. The team said Harding was hurt Sunday but did not specify how.

Analysis: Harding will not need surgery, but with training camp starting Friday and the opener Oct. 9 the Wild's tenuous depth in the net is a concern. Veteran Niklas Backstrom has returned after midsection injuries kept him out of action after January. But restricted free agent Darcy Kuemper has not yet been signed.
9/17/2014 Justin Braun, D The San Jose Sharks have signed defenseman Justin Braun to a $19 million, five-year extension.

Analysis: Braun emerged as one of San Jose's top defensemen last season, often drawing the most difficult matchups. He was second on the team in average time on ice per game (20:59), tied for first in short-handed ice time per game (2:11) and set career-highs for points (17), goals (4) and assists (13).
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