ST PAUL, Minn. — The Minnesota Wild have added some physicality to their roster with the acquisition of forward Ryan Reaves.
The Wild traded a future fifth-round pick to the New York Rangers in exchange for the veteran winger.
Reaves brings a much-needed physical presence to the Wild, who have been playing without forwards Ryan Hartman and Jordan Greenway. In 12 seasons, Reaves has the third-most hits (2,645) of any player and is sixth in penalty minutes (992). The Rangers will get the a fifth-round pick in the 2025 NHL Draft.
Reaves was drafted in 2005 by the St. Louis Blues, where he played seven seasons before being traded to the Pittsburgh Penguins. He also spent time with the Vegas Golden Knights before being traded to the Rangers in the summer of 2021.
The Wild, who have lost three of their last four games, should be getting Greenway back Wednesday, while Hartman continues to recover from an upper body injury. Starting goalie Marc Andre Fleury, who played with Reaves in Vegas, is also injured but was practicing Wednesday morning, according to The Athletic's Michael Russo.
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