Report: Wild to sign Aaron Boogaard, brother of Derek Boogaard, to AHL contract

The deal would be a two-way contract with the Wild's AHL affiliate the Houston Aeros. Aaron Boogaard is still fighting charges connected to his brother's death.
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The deal would be a two-way contract with the Wild's AHL affiliate the Houston Aeros. Aaron Boogaard is still fighting charges connected to his brother's death.

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