The Wild traded tough winger Matt Kassian to the Ottawa Senators Tuesday afternoon for a 2014 sixth-round pick.

Kassian, 26, a 2005 second-round pick who was signed to his first one-way contract last summer, scored two goals and amassed 67 penalty minutes in 26 games over parts of two seasons. He was scratched in every game this season before being placed on waivers Feb. 12. and eventually reassigned to Houston, so this gives him a chance to play.

I emailed with Senators GM Bryan Murray and Kassian will report directly to Ottawa.

Here is a feature I wrote on Kassian last year for all you Senators fans.

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