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Alex Stalock finished last season as the Wild's backup goalie. But he'll battle with recently signed Andrew Hammond for the No. 2 spot behind Devan Dubnyk.
Ivan Lodnia's audition at Wild camp is part of his journey to live an NHL dream that began before he started school.
The Russian was fifth in the Ontario Hockey League last season with 96 points.
Despite being unsigned and mired in trade speculation, restricted free agent Jason Zucker continues to actively be involved with the Wild — a decision that underscores his desire to remain with the organization.
Forward Matt Hendricks will likely fill a limited role with the Wild, but brings a veteran presence to the dressing room.
The free-agent signee is a survivor in the NHL.
The two can continue to negotiate with the Wild but, with a hearing set to be scheduled in Toronto between July 20 and Aug. 4, an arbitrator could issue a ruling if a deal isn't agreed upon beforehand.
The team didn't make a big splash, settling instead for role players with size.
It felt like Christmas in July in the summer of 2012 when the Wild revealed the two signings that would change the franchise's direction.
Extending a qualifying offer allows the Wild to retain the player's negotiation rights as they enter the free-agent market.