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Wild recall Hackett to back up Backstrom

The Wild say they’ve recalled goalie Matt Hackett from Houston. He’ll replace Josh Harding on the road trip to Florida and Dallas. Harding, according to the Star Tribune, "tweaked" something in Tuesday's practice.
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The Wild say they’ve recalled goalie Matt Hackett from Houston. He’ll replace Josh Harding on the road trip to Florida and Dallas. Harding, according to the Star Tribune, "tweaked" something in Tuesday's practice.

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