Wild acquire Fritsche from Rangers

The Sports Network
1/29/2009 2:15:24 PM
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St. Paul, MN (Sports Network) - The Minnesota Wild acquired center Dan Fritsche from the New York Rangers for defenseman Erik Reitz on Thursday.

Fritsche had a goal and four points in 16 games with the Rangers this season.

Over five seasons in the NHL, the 23-year-old has 30 goals and 67 points in 222 games with the Columbus Blue Jackets and the Rangers.

"Dan is a versatile player who can play center or wing, a determined player who makes the game harder on the opposition, and a winning player," said Minnesota general manager Doug Risebrough.

Reitz, 26, had a goal and an assist in 31 games for Minnesota this season, his third in the NHL.

The Wild also assigned center Krys Kolanos to Houston of the American Hockey League.

Dan Fritsche (Photo: Al Bello/Getty Images)


(Photo: Al Bello/Getty Images)
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