The Wild and restricted free-agent center Erik Haula beat a Sunday salary arbitration decision by settling on a two-year, $2 million contract.

Instead of being awarded a one-year contract between $775,000 and $1.2 million, the 24-year-old Haula will receive $950,000 in 2015-16 and $1.05 million in 2016-17.

The former Gophers two-time leading scorer scored seven goals and seven assists in 72 games last season.

Minor leaguers Jon Blum and Brett Bulmer are the Wild's only remaining unsigned players.


Saints' fast start sinks Fargo-Moorhead

Jeff Shields was staked to an eight-run lead through four innings and became the Saints' third 10-game winner of the season in their 9-6 victory over the host Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks.

Shields (10-1) joined Dustin Crenshaw and Kramer Sneed as 10-game winners.

Angelo Songco was the Saints' hitting star, going 4-for-5 with three doubles, including one that cleared the bases in a three-run sixth. Vinny DiFazio hit his 12th homer for the Saints, a three-run shot in the first inning.

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