SAINT PAUL, Minn. – Matt Kassian hasn’t been able to break through with the Minnesota Wild this season, and now the forward will get a chance with a new organization.
The Wild announced Tuesday that they’ve traded the 26-year-old to Ottawa for a sixth-round pick in the 2014 draft.
Kassian had one goal in nine games this season with the Houston Aeros of the AHL. The 6-foot-4, 232-pounder never appeared in a game with the Wild this season before he was assigned to Houston on Feb. 14.
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Kassian, the 57th overall pick in the 2005 draft by Minnesota, has played in 28 games for the Wild the past two seasons, scoring two goals in 24 games last year.