“I’m excited about the move,” Talbot said. “They already had a good young core and they made some good moves at the draft and have the space to still make a splash the next couple days. Looking forward to joining the group and helping to lead them back to the playoffs.”
Talbot, 35, is going to the sixth team in his NHL career. Last season, he posted a 32-12-4 record with a 2.77 goals against average and .911 save percentage.
Gustavsson, 24, joins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury in Minnesota. He recorded a 5-12-1 record with a 3.55 GAA and .892 SV% last season. Minnesota has $4.279 million in additional cap space, which can potentially be used to sign prospects Marco Rossi, Calen Addison and Adam Beckman or other free agents.
The Wild (53-22-7) finished second in the Central Division before losing to the St. Louis Blues in the playoffs. The Senators (33-42-7) placed seventh in the Atlantic Division, missing the playoffs.
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