The deal was made on Monday, the NHL’s trade deadline. The Wild get defenseman Jeff Penner and right wing Mikko Lehtonen.
Khudobin went 4-1 with a 1.40 goals-against average in six starts for the Wild as an injury fill-in over the last two years.
He has a .911 save percentage in 34 games for Houston in the AHL this season.
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Penner has five goals and 14 assists in 57 games for Providence in the AHL this season. He made an appearance with Boston last year.
Lehtonen is second in the Swedish Elite League in scoring this season with 29 goals and 27 assists in 52 games. The native of Finland played the previous two years with Providence.
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