Christensen shipped to Wild.

Various sources report the NY Rangers have dealt forward Erik Christensen to the Minnesota Wild and a seventh round pick in 2013 in exchange for forward Casey Wellman . Wellman will be sent to the Rangers minor league affiliate in Hartford.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: This move sheds the remainder of Christensen’s $925K cap hit from the Rangers payroll. Freeing up an additional bit of wiggle room for later additions? We’ll see. As for the Wild, Christensen will provide additional depth at forward, but not much scoring punch.