The Wild announced Tuesday they have re-signed goalie Josh Harding.
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Minnesota Wild have solidified their goalie position for at least the next few seasons.
The team announced Tuesday that they have re-signed goalie Josh Harding to a three-year contract. The Minneapolis Star Tribune reported that the contract is worth $5.7 million.
Harding, 28, has spent six seasons with Minnesota but has not played in more than 34 games in a single season.
His career high for games played came last season, but Harding still missed time with an injury. He missed all of the 2010-11 season after tearing his anterior cruciate and medial collateral ligaments in a preseason game.
In 117 career appearances, Harding has compiled a 41-51-8 record with a 2.65 goals-against average and a .916 save percentage.
With starting net minder Niklas Backstrom entering the final year of his contract, Harding elected to stay in Minnesota rather than chase a starting role elsewhere.
The Wild have multiple talented young goalie prospects, but none is likely ready to compete full time in the NHL just yet.