ST. PAUL, Minn. — The Minnesota Wild have acquired center Victor Rask from the Carolina Hurricanes for left wing Nino Niederreiter, in a swap of underperforming but still young players on long-term contracts.
The 26-year-old Niederreiter, a native of Switzerland, has nine goals and 14 assists in 46 games this season for the Wild. He’s in the second season of a five-year, $26.25 million contract.
The trade was made Thursday before the Wild hosted Anaheim. The Hurricanes host Ottawa on Friday.