Tuesday February 5th, 2013

Michael Rupp Michael Rupp is on his way to Minnesota. (Elsa, Getty Images)

The Minnesota Wild will have a veteran presence at center, and the New York Rangers have made their roster a little bit younger. This, thanks to a trade announced by the Wild Monday, in which Rangers center Michael Rupp will head to Minneapolis in exchange for center Darroll Powe and right winger Nick Palmieri.

Rupp, 33, played 60 games for the Rangers last season, scoring four goals with one assist. He has zero goals and zero assists in eight games so far this season.

Powe, 27, leaves the Wild after just one season with the team in which he scored six goals and seven assists in 82 games. Palmieri, 23, has yet to establish a foothold in the NHL, having bounced between the big league and minor league affiliates so far in his young professional career. He signed a one-year contract with the Wild in January.

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