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A start date for the 2020-21 season is still up in the air and although the NHL has been angling for a return on or around Jan. 1, that target is looking more and more unrealistic.
The Wild was scheduled to play the St. Louis Blues at Target Field on January 1, but plans for that game and the NHL All-Star Game have been put on hold.
Kaapo Kahkonen, 24, is coming off a career year with the Iowa Wild in the American Hockey League in which he led the league in wins and shutouts.
Change has been the theme of the Wild for the past few months, with the team shedding its previous likeness in the aftermath of a quick exit from the playoffs.
The 23-year-old forward had eight goals last season while setting career bests in several categories.
Securing a goalie was the Wild's top priority in free agency after it traded away longtime starter Devan Dubnyk, who established himself as an All-Star after the Wild obtained him in 2015, earlier in the week.
A call from Wild General Manager Bill Guerin made is seem like "a perfect fit" for former Calgary netminder.
The pair were standouts with Iowa of the American Hockey League last season, and were locked up prior to the start of NHL free agency.
With Devan Dubnyk gone, and a big crop of free agents, GM Bill Guerin is likely to make a big move Friday.
General Manager Bill Guerin is doing exactly what he said he would, continuing a roster shake-up that started when the Wild was eliminated from the playoffs.