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Minnesota Wild sign towering blueliner John Scott to one-year, $550,000 deal

ST. PAUL, Minn. – The Minnesota Wild have re-signed defenceman John Scott to a one-year contract for US$550,000.

Scott was eligible for unrestricted free agency, so this leaves the Wild with one less player to address this summer while their front office is in flux.

President and general manager Doug Risebrough was fired last week, and assistant Tom Lynn is acting as GM. Owner Craig Leipold is interviewing candidates for the vacancy, and his hire must then find a new coach to replace Jacques Lemaire.

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The six-foot-eight, 260-pound Scott had one assist and 21 penalty minutes in 20 games this season, his first in the NHL. He added a physical presence to the blue-line that had been missing.