According to Michael Russo of the Star Tribune, the Minnesota Wild and Jose Theodore have agreed to terms. Signing a veteran netminder became a necessity after the team lost Josh Harding for the entire season.
It was believed that Anton Khudobin would backup starter Niklas Backstrom but the team likely felt he was not ready.
In other Wild news, several veteran players might miss the season opener.
- Guillaume Latendresse only practiced for 15 minutes and is unsure if he will lace them up when the season starts. He remains out with a hip flexor.
- Brent Burns should be ready for the first game of the season but sat out practice with a back problem. Early indicators show that he will have problems staying healthy again. If he can stay healthy he is a force, but he has never had a successful injury-ridden season.
- Pierre-Marc Bouchard (concussion), Marek Zidlicky (charleyhorse) and Cam Barker (hip flexor) all practiced but their status remains up in the air.