Wade Dubielewicz looks up at the score board during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Chicago Blackhawks, Friday, March 13, 2009, in Chicago. (THE ASSOCIATED PRESS/Nam Y. Huh)
ST. PAUL, Minn. - The Minnesota Wild have signed veteran goaltender Wade Dubielewicz to add depth behind all-star Niklas Backstrom.
The move gives the Wild a third goaltender on the roster and more stability should they decide to trade backup Josh Harding, who had a 2.21 goals-against average and a .929 save percentage last season. The Wild signed Backstrom to an extension that will make him the No. 1 goaltender for the next four years.
The 30-year-old Dubielewicz has a career record of 17-15-1 with a 2.64 goals-against average and a .916 save percentage in 40 career appearances with the New York Islanders and Columbus Blue Jackets.
The Wild also signed right wingers Duncan Milroy and Jon DiSalvatore to contracts.