With a $4 million cap hit, Tom Gilbert is a buyout candidate.
Unrestricted free agent Matt Cullen, coming off a strong season, might not fit under the Wild’s cap.
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Dany Heatley, right, has a $7.5 million cap hit next season, while Devin Setoguchi’s is $3 million. Both could be trade candidates.
Wild depth chart
- July 1, 2013 - 11:01 PM
WILD DEPTH CHART
(with 2013-14 salaries)
Left wing Center Right wing
Zach Parise ($7.5+M) Mikko Koivu ($6.75M) a- Jason Pominville ($4.505M)
b- Nino Niederreiter ($2.795M) * Charlie Coyle ($975K) Devin Setoguchi ($3M)
* Jason Zucker ($833,333) Kyle Brodziak ($2.83+M) Dany Heatley ($7.5M)
Mike Rupp ($1.5M) Zenon Konopka ($925,000) Torrey Mitchell ($1.9M)
Extra: Jake Dowell ($700K)
Unrestricted free agents: Matt Cullen (a long shot to return) and Pierre-Marc Bouchard (won’t be back).
Vying for spots: * Mikael Granlund, Justin Fontaine, Stephane Veilleux, Benn Ferriero (RFA)
* Two-way contract; can be sent to the minors without waivers.
a- Buffalo picking up roughly $795,000.
b- Niederreiter’s salary is actually $810,000.
Ryan Suter ($7.5+M) Jonas Brodin ($1.4+M)
Marco Scandella ($1.025M) Jared Spurgeon (RFA)
Clayton Stoner ($1.05M) Tom Gilbert ($4M)
Extra: Nate Prosser ($825,000)
Vying for spots: Matt Dumba, Steve Kampfer, Kyle Medvec
Unrestricted free agent: Brett Clark
Niklas Backstrom ($3.42M)
Josh Harding ($1.9M)
Salary cap information
Buyout charge: Mark Parrish ($927,778)
Total cap hit: approximately $63,882,502
Buffalo cap hit on Pominville: $795,000
Wild’s cap ceiling next year: approximately $63.9M
Available space: roughly $812,498 before potentially re-signing Cullen, Spurgeon
Note: Cap hits for all the Wild's entry-level players inflated for potential bonuses; teams can exceed the cap by 7.5 percent on potential performance bonuses, so the Wild actually has more cap space than listed.
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