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Sabres trying to trade Jaroslav Halak to Minnesota Wild

The Wild are worried that he's not the goalie they need.

Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Jaroslav Halak's stay in Buffalo might not last very long.

When the St. Louis Blues dealt the goaltender to Buffalo a few days ago in exchange for Ryan Miller, it was assumed Halak would pick up right where Miller left off. But the Sabres are actively trying to trade Halak to the Minnesota Wild, according to Michael Russo of the Star-Tribune.

Minnesota is listening, but general manager Chuck Fletcher is hesitant about trading for a goalie St. Louis was so eager to get rid of (via Russo):

But some inside the Wild worry he was a product of the Blues' stingy system and there's a reason St. Louis felt Miller, not Halak, was the final piece of a Stanley Cup puzzle.

But if the price is right, Fletcher could pull the trigger.

Russo also reports that the Wild have inquired about New Jersey Devils goaltender Martin Brodeur.

The Wild are currently incredibly thin between the pipes. Josh Harding hasn't played since altering his multiple sclerosis medicine in December, and Niklas Backstrom has not been very reliable all season. Darcy Kuemper is manning the net in Minnesota, but the Wild clearly would like to acquire another goalie to shore up the position.