Thu, Jan 29, 2009 at 12:00am


The Minnesota Wild acquired forward Dan Fritsche from the New York Rangers for defenseman Erik Reitz

What does it give the Minnesota Wild
Fritsche should get a better opportunity to play with the Wild, after being mostly a healthy scratch in New York this season. He can play any forward position and has solid defensive instincts, so he should be a perfect player for the Wild system.

What does it give the New York Rangers
The Rangers don't have a lot of physical toughness along their current blueline, so adding Reitz at this time makes a lot of sense. He'll probably be used as a No. 7 defenseman but may work his way into the lineup regularly if he fills a major need.

Fantasy impact

Player focus

New York Rangers

Erik Reitz D

Minnesota Wild

Dan Fritsche C/W