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Updated: March 31st, 2014 7:32pm
Wild sign journeyman goaltender Rob Laurie as an emergency option

Wild sign journeyman goaltender Rob Laurie as an emergency option

by Derek Wetmore
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With de facto No. 1 goalie Darcy Kuemper sidelined with an upper-body injury, the Wild are in desperate need of goaltending. So desperate, in fact, the team is seeking emergency options.

General Manager Chuck Fletch has signed Rob Laurie to a Professional Tryout Agreement, the team announced Monday.

Laurie, 43, is in Los Angeles and will serve as an emergency goaltender Monday against the Kings.

The journeyman goaltender served as an emergency option for the Vancouver Canucks this January and for the Anaheim Ducks in April 2013.

It's not the first time the Wild have needed an emergency goalie. Minnesota signed goalie Paul Deutsch to an Amateur Tryout Contract in November of 2011.

Derek Wetmore is the senior editor for His previous stops include and the Minnesota Daily.
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In this story: Darcy Kuemper