(shrugs) IF he makes the big club. Otherwise this is a depth signing for the bottom 6 where he might be more useful than playing young kids like Greenway or Kunin in that role. Let the kids season in Iowa and let Read, Eric Fehr, J.T. Brown and Matt Hendricks deal with those duties.
I shouldn't say this in a Wild forum, but I'll be stunned if he spends much time on the big roster. Fourth line and PK if he does. If he's played higher than that, don't bother saving money for playoff tickets. Go get something nice.