Wild give Stoner two-year extension

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The Minnesota Wild has given defenseman Clayton Stoner a two-year contract extension, the club announced today.

Stoner was set to become an unrestricted free agent on July 1. He’ll reportedly earn $2.1 million the next two years ($1.05 million cap hit).

The big, tough 27-year-old had one goal and four assists in 51 games in 2011-12, and his plus-3 rating led all Wild defensemen. However, he failed to win a single faceoff. Just checking that you’re still reading.