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Former Cloquet-Esko-Carlton hockey player Karson Kuhlman picked up his first goal for his new team, the Seattle Kraken of the National Hockey League, on April 9.

Kuhlman was picked up in January, after being put on waivers by the Boston Bruins, and almost immediately injured. But he's healthy now. The situation in Seattle for Kuhlman is a better one for him since he will now have an opportunity to be in the lineup on an everyday basis, compared to his time with the Bruins.

On April 9, Kuhlman notched his first goal wearing the Kraken jersey when he blasted a one-timer from his knees past Calgary netminder Jacob Markstrom. Since joining the Kraken, Kuhlman has scored two goals and had three assists.

On Friday, April 22, Kuhlman and the Kraken will take on the Minnesota Wild in St. Paul at the Xcel Energy Center. The Kraken enter Friday's game with a 25-44-6 record and 56 points, which puts them last in the Western Conference Pacific Division. The Wild are 48-21-7, good for 103 points, and they stand in second place in the Western Conference Central Division.

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