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Updated: March 4th, 2014 10:12am
Rumors swirl about the Wild and goalies Martin Brodeur, Jaroslav Halak

Rumors swirl about the Wild and goalies Martin Brodeur, Jaroslav Halak

by Derek Wetmore
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UPDATE (11:40 A.M.): The curious part of the New York Daily News is that Brodeur will be in net Tuesday, which presents and injury risk. 

UPDATE (11:05 a.m.):  Larry Brooks of the New York Post tweeted that Jaroslav Halak is the Wild's target.

The Wild have made no secret they're in the market for some goaltending insurance.

Rookie Darcy's Kuemper's recent run of five consecutive wins is impressive, but after that the Wild have only question marks. Niklas Backstrom hasn't started in more than a month and Josh Harding still is sidelined dealing with multiple sclerosis.

So a trade for a starter or backup goalie makes sense for the Wild, who likely are bound for the playoffs.

How about future Hall of Famer Martin Brodeur?

That's the latest report from the New York Daily News, which cites a source saying that Brodeur will start one more game for the New Jersey Devils before being traded to Minnesota. The Daily News says a deal already has been agreed upon. It's pending approval of Brodeur, according to the report, because the goalie has a no-trade clause in his contract.

The Wild don't play until Saturday, so they've played their last game before Wednesday's trade deadline.

New Jersey plays one more game (Tuesday night) and Brodeur reportedly wants a send-off from his employer of 21 seasons.

Brodeur, 41, has two sons who attend hockey hotbed Shattuck-St. Mary's, according to the Daily News.

It's unclear if he would start or back up Kuemper, but the Wild rookie has given reason to believe he deserves a starter's load.

A bit of caution, at a time of year when reports and rumors fly around nearly constantly:

We don't have confirmation from the Wild, so this is based entirely on a report from the Daily News, which also didn't lay out the price in assets for Minnesota.

Wild fans, would you be on board with a trade that landed Brodeur?

Derek Wetmore is the senior editor for His previous stops include and the Minnesota Daily.
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In this story: Niklas Backstrom, Josh Harding