The addition of Nino Niederreiter via trade might render another Minnesota Wild forward somewhat expendable. Michael Russo of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune suggests Wild GM Chuck Fletcher might try to move winger Devin Setoguchi to clear some cap space.

“It’s clear Fletcher still is working the trade market. It wouldn’t be shocking if Devin Setoguchi, who is entering the last year of his contract, became expendable by Niederreiter’s acquisition. He has a $3/million cap hit. Could there be some way to trade Dany Heatley and his $7.5 million cap hit this summer? Seems doubtful, but his real money is $5 million. The Wild also still is trying to trade fourth-line center Zenon Konopka($925,000)”

 


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