Some late breaking news as it's happening. The Minnesota Wild have come to terms with their 24 year old restricted free agent goaltender, Darcy Kuemper. The contract is for 2 years, $2.5 million. Kuemper will be paid $1 million in the first year, $1.5 million according to sources with knowledge of the deal. The deal will be a one-way deal, which means he will get paid the same salary whether he plays in the NHL or the AHL.
After the Josh Harding injury, it was only a matter of time before the two sides would come together on an agreement. The news also comes as TSN's Bob McKenzie reports that the Wild have suspended Harding because his injury was not hockey-related incident.
MIN's injured goalie Josh Harding has been suspended by the Wild because his fractured ankle is not a hockey-related injury.— Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) September 19, 2014
As long as Harding is injured (out indefinitely) he will not be paid by the Wild and his contract doesn't count against MIN's salary cap.— Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) September 19, 2014
So there you go Wild fans. Kuemper is finally signed and the broken foot for Harding lands him in hot water with the Wild.