Wild sends defenseman Justin Falk to Rangers for winger Benn Ferriero
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With the NHL Draft set for Sunday afternoon and free agency on the horizon, the Minnesota Wild has begun wheeling and dealing.
The announced Sunday morning they have traded defenseman Justin Falk to the New York Rangers for winger Benn Ferriero and a 2014 sixth-round draft pick.
Falk, 24, had three assists in 36 games and was a minus-9 in plus/minus rating. He had one goal and 14 assists with and 100 penalty minutes in 108 career games with the Wild. Falk was originally selected by the Wild in the fourth-round (No. 110 overall) of the 2007 NHL Entry Draft.
Falk was a restricted free agent and had yet to receive a tender offer from the Wild.
Ferriero, 26, played most of last season in the AHL and had eight goals and 22 assists in 57 games with Connecticut and Wilkes-Barre/Scranton. He has 23 points in 96 career games between New York and the San Jose Sharks.