Nine days after the earthquake came the aftershock.
In another Wild-San Jose Sharks blockbuster, General Manager Chuck Fletcher acquired much-maligned but potentially-lethal goal scorer Dany Heatley Sunday night after Martin Havlat waived his no-move clause to head west.
At the June 24 draft, the Wild acquired 24-year-old goal scorer Devin Setoguchi along with prospect Charlie Coyle and a first-round pick (became Zack Phillips) for defenseman Brent Burns and a second-round pick.
Heatley, 30, long a controversial figure who two years ago asked out of Ottawa and before that Atlanta, has seen declining production since consecutive 50-goal seasons in 2005-06 and 2006-07 with the Senators.
After scoring 119 goals the past three seasons, Heatley scored 26 goals and 64 points in 80 games last season for the Sharks. Much of it was blamed on a hand injury in the second half.
In 669 career games, Heatley scored 325 goals and 689 points.
Havlat, 30, Fletcher’s first big free-agent addition when he came on board in 2009, scored 40 goals and 116 points in two seasons with the Wild.
Heatley has three more years left on his deal at $7.5 million annually. Havlat has four more years left at $5 million annually.
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Eric Staal scored the game-winner and Devan Dubnyk made 17 of his 35 saves in the third period as the Wild held on to beat Toronto, 3-2.
Since coming to the Wild two years ago, Devan Dubnyk is 69-41-11 with a 2.05 goals-against average, .928 save percentage and 14 shutouts in 125 games.
The Wild, which beat Edmonton in overtime on Sunday, looks to end the road trip on a winning note Wednesday against the Maple Leafs.
With an overtime win in Edmonton, the Wild improved to 1-1-2 on a five-game trip that ends Wednesday in Toronto.
The Wild will be looking for its first win of the road trip tonight in Edmonton.