Simon to Wild

Chris Simon has been traded to the Minnesota Wild for a 6th round draft pick.

Chris SimonMy reaction, as I just told Jim Baumbach – I am happy that the distraction and negative image that Simon has brought this organization is no longer our worry. Simon was not offered a contract extension and this now opens up a spot for Tambellini to play out the season with the Islanders.

Per the Islanders Website:

Simon, who was also in second season with the Islanders, played in 28 games this season scoring a goal with two assists for three points. He was signed by the Islanders as a free agent in July 2006. In 95 games with the Islanders over the two seasons, Simon scored 11 goals with 19 assists for 30 points.

Per TSN:

The Minnesota Wild added lots of toughness on Tuesday, acquiring Chris Simon from the New York Islanders for a sixth-round draft pick.

Simon has been limited to 28 games this season after serving a 30-game ban for stomping on the leg of Pittsburgh’s Jarkko Ruutu in December at Nassau Coliseum.

He joins a rugged core of Wild forwards that also includes Todd Fedoruk and Derek Boogaard.

Michael Schuerlein

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