NHL Free Agency: Matt Kassian Re-Signs With Wild

On Thursday night, the Minnesota Wild announced that the club had come to terms on a two-year, $1.15 million contract extension with energy guy Matt Kassian. The contract, which has not yet been signed, will be the first one-way contract of Kassian's career and will pay the six-foot-five, 252-pound tough guy $550,000 the first year and $600,000 in the second year.

This new deal appears to cement a spot on the team's roster next season for Kassian as he would have to go through re-entry waivers with the one-way contract if Minnesota wished to call him up from the minors.

The 25-year old registered two goals and 55 penalty minutes in 24 games with the Wild last season. He lead the team with seven fighting majors, which accounted for 64% of his penalty minutes.

For more on the Minnesota Wild, head over to Hockey Wilderness. More on the NHL as free agency and trade season start to heat up, head over to SB Nation's dedicated NHL Hub.


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