The Minnesota Wild has added some forward depth ahead of the trade deadline.
The Wild got in on the trade action on Saturday, acquiring forward Nicolas Deslauriers from the Anaheim Ducks in exchange for a third-round pick in the 2023 NHL draft.
Deslauriers is a bottom-six winger on an expiring contract who has racked up 10 points in 61 games thus far. The 31-year-old was a third-round pick of the Los Angeles Kings back in 2009 but never played a game for them, debuting with the Buffalo Sabres in 2013 and proceeding to spend stints with the Montreal Canadiens and the Ducks, too.
Now joining a playoff-bound team, Deslauriers will get a chance to compete for hockey's ultimate prize, giving the Wild a decent penalty-killer who adds some defensive acumen to the bottom of their lineup.
Stay tuned, as the trade market continues to heat up.