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Updated: October 11th, 2011 4:24pm
Reports: Wild place forward Eric Nystrom on re-entry waivers

Reports: Wild place forward Eric Nystrom on re-entry waivers

by Judd Zulgad
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The Minnesota Wild placed forward Eric Nystrom on re-entry waivers Tuesday, according to multiple reports.

Nystrom was placed on regular waivers last week and cleared those. He was then sent to Houston of the American Hockey League.

If Nystrom gets through re-entry waivers, he will be headed back to the Wild and the team will have to make a roster move. However, if he's claimed by another NHL club, half of his $1.4 million salary will have to be paid by the Wild.

In other words, this gives teams an opportunity to claim Nystrom at a reduced price.

Nystrom, a first-round draft choice by the Calgary Flames in 2002, signed a three-year contract before last season as a free agent that was due to pay him $1.4 million per year. He played in 82 games in 2010-11 and had four goals and eight assists. 

Judd Zulgad is a columnist for He co-hosts "Mackey & Judd" from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. weekdays and "Saturday Morning SportsTalk" from 10 a.m. to noon on 1500 ESPN Twin Cities.
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