The Minnesota Wild have reportedly signed center Cody Almond to a 1-year $550,000 contract.  Almond is a 6'2 217 pound 24-year old center who last played in the NHL with the Wild in 2012 when he compiled 1 goal in 10 games during the 2011-2012 season in Minnesota.

The Minnesota is also pursuing a defenseman in free agency but made their big splash when they signed left wing Thomas Vanek last week.