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Wild goalie Matt Hackett and center Chad Rau reassigned to Houston Aeros

Hackett stopped 94 of 96 shots in four games with Minnesota this season. Rau produced a pair of game-winning goals in seven games with the Wild.
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Hackett stopped 94 of 96 shots in four games with Minnesota this season. Rau produced a pair of game-winning goals in seven games with the Wild.

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