Wild acquire Mike Rupp from Rangers for Darroll Powe, Nick Palmieri


May 21, 2012; Newark, NJ, USA; New York Rangers left wing Mike Rupp (71) is escorted off the ice after punching New Jersey Devils goalie Martin Brodeur (not pictured) during the third period in game four of the 2012 Eastern Conference Finals at the Prudential Center. The Devils defeated the Rangers 4-1. Mandatory Credit: Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports

Looking to add some grit, the Wild acquired Mike Rupp from the Rangers for Darroll Powe and prospect Nick Palmieri, the Wild announced Monday

The Wild’s interest in Rupp is the size and toughness he brings, though he has little offensive upside as a low-line forward.

Rupp, 33, has 53 goals and 94 points in 565 games. He has 78 career fights.

Rupp will wear No. 27 for the Wild and will not play tonight, according to the team’s equipment manager.