Backstrom out, Wild signs 51-year old

This is easily the strangest story regarding the Wild this season. Niklas Backstrom was scratched from tonight's start against Nashville due to personal reasons. Josh Harding will start instead, but the backup is a freshly signed 51-year old beer league goalie named Paul Deutsch.
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This is easily the strangest story regarding the Wild this season. Niklas Backstrom was scratched from tonight's start against Nashville due to personal reasons. Josh Harding will start instead, but the backup is a freshly signed 51-year old beer league goalie named Paul Deutsch.

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