Wild sign minor league goalie John Curry to two-way contract
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To give themselves an extra option, the banged-up Minnesota Wild signed goalie John Curry to a two-way NHL contract on Monday.
Curry had been on a two-way AHL contract with the Iowa Energy. By signing him, the Wild are able to recall the 29-year-old goaltender if he is needed at any point after the final stretch of the season begins following the Olympic break.
The move, which is essentially a safeguard for the Wild, is the latest development in the Minnesota' hectic goalie situation this season. Niklas Backstrom and Josh Harding both have dealt with ongoing health issues. Johan Gustafsson has been on the Wild's active roster, though he has yet to make his NHL debut.
Darcy Kuemper started the Wild's final 12 games before the three-week long break.
Curry, a Shorewood, Minn., native, has gone 6-3-2 in 12 games with the Wild, with a 1.95 goals against average.