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With a $4 million cap hit, Tom Gilbert is a buyout candidate.

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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.

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Wild depth chart

  • July 1, 2013 - 11:01 PM

WILD DEPTH CHART

(with 2013-14 salaries)

Forward lines

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.

Defensemen

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

Goalies

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.

 

MICHAEL RUSSO

 

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