Wild call up goalie Matt Hackett

Minnesota will use Hackett as a backup Sunday in Anaheim after Niklas Backstrom went down with a lower body injury Friday night.
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Minnesota will use Hackett as a backup Sunday in Anaheim after Niklas Backstrom went down with a lower body injury Friday night.

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