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Wild trade Niederreiter to Hurricanes for Rask

The Minnesota Wild have acquired centre Victor Rask from the Carolina Hurricanes for left wing Nino Niederreiter, in a swap of underperforming but still-young players on long-term contracts.

Swap of under-performing but still-young players on long-term contracts

Victor Rask is headed to the Minnesota Wild after being traded from the Carolina Hurricanes for Nino Niederreiter. (Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

The Minnesota Wild have acquired centre Victor Rask from the Carolina Hurricanes for left wing Nino Niederreiter, in a swap of underperforming but still-young players on long-term contracts.

The 25-year-old Rask, a native of Sweden, has one goal and five assists in 26 games this season for the Hurricanes. He's in the third season of a six-year, $24 million US contract.

The 26-year-old Niederreiter, a native of Switzerland, has nine goals and 14 assists in 46 games this season for the Wild. He's in the second season of a five-year, $26.25 million contract.

The trade was made on Thursday, before the Wild hosted Anaheim. The Hurricanes host Ottawa on Friday.

The Wild acquired right wing Pontus Aberg in a deal on Wednesday that sent AHL centre Justin Kloos to the Ducks.

Nino Niederreiter, right, has been traded to the Carolina Hurricanes. (Minas Panagiotakis/Getty Images)

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