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Wild lock up Strachan, Knight

The Minnesota Wild, parent club of the AHL’s Iowa Wild, have agreed to terms with defenseman Tyson Strachan on a one-year, two-way contract and signed forward Jared Knight to a one-year, two-way contract.

Strachan, 30, recorded five assists and 44 penalty minutes in 46 NHL games with the Buffalo Sabres last season, setting career highs in games played, points, assists, PIM, blocked shots (105) and TOI/game (18:59).

The 6-foot-3, 215-pound native of Melfort, Sask., has appeared in 276 career AHL games with Hershey, San Antonio, Peoria and Albany, totaling 16 goals and 71 assists for 87 points. He also has one goal and 19 assists for 20 points in 184 NHL contests with Buffalo, Washington, Florida and St. Louis.

Strachan was originally selected by the Carolina Hurricanes in the fifth round (137th overall) of the 2003 NHL Entry Draft.

Knight, 23, collected four goals and six assists for 10 points in 52 AHL games between Iowa and Providence in 2014-15. He was acquired by Minnesota from Boston in exchange for forward Zack Phillips on March 2.

The 5-foot-11, 203-pound native of Battle Creek, Mich., has totaled 10 goals and 24 assists for 34 points in 123 career AHL games. Knight was originally selected by Boston in the second round (32nd overall) of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft.