NHL Free Agency: Zach Parise And Ryan Suter Expected To Decide Futures Today
A Minnesota native, Parise did not meet with any teams Tuesday, one of his agents, Wade Arnott, told The Associated Press.
The New Jersey Devils want their top forward available to re-sign while Pittsburgh Penguins, Philadelphia Flyers, Detroit Red Wings and Minnesota Wild are among the teams that are trying to lure him away. A source familiar with the situation told ESPNChicago.com’s Jesse Rogers on Monday that the Blackhawks were one of the teams “being considered” by Parise.
A source also confirmed that Suter visited with both Detroit and Minnesota on Tuesday. The Detroit Free Press reported that the Red Wings incresed their offer to the defenseman on Sunday of $80 million over 13 years to $90 million.
The Star Tribune of Minneapolis reported that the Wild also sent a contingent to meet in person with Suter on Tuesday.
The two free agents are both 27 and each has been with only one team during their seven-season careers. Suter has played for the Nashville Predators, who are hoping for a quick answer from him so that they can move onto Plan B if necessary.
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