ST. PAUL, Minn. - The Minnesota Wild have re-signed right wing Kurtis Gabriel and goalie Steve Michalek to one-year, two-way contracts.
The deals with the restricted free agents were done Monday. Many of the moves by the Wild this summer have been made to bolster organizational depth for in-season call-ups and injury insurance. Both players will get $715,000 in the NHL and $70,000 in the AHL.
Gabriel was a third-round draft pick in 2013. He played 40 games for AHL Iowa last season, with eight goals, two assists and 68 penalty minutes. Gabriel has played in 20 career games for the Wild, four in the playoffs.
Michalek had a 2.63 goals-against average and .919 save percentage in 30 games for Iowa last season. He was a sixth-round draft pick in 2011.