Thursday, July 03, 2008

Foster Re-Signs in Minnesota

An injury-riddled season didn't help defenseman Kurtis Foster at all when it came to negotiating a new deal. After only signing a 1-year deal last summer, he could only manage another 1-year deal worth $1.025 million.

Between four separate injuries, Foster only played in 56 games last season, scoring 7 goals and 12 assists, which keeps him down on the fantasy value list. Thanks to the acquistions of Marc-Andre Bergeron and Marek Zidlicky already this summer, Foster has moved down the depth chart as well.

Marian GaborikBrent BurnsNiklas Backstrom
Andrew BrunetteMarek ZidlickyJosh Harding
Mikko KoivuKim Johnsson
Eric BelangerMarc-Andre Bergeron
Mark ParrishKurtis Foster
James SheppardNick Schultz
Derek BoogaardMartin Skoula

The signing of Foster now brings the Wild totals up to 16 players for $40.7 million, the floor level of the salary cap.

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