The Wild plans to bring veteran left wing Ryan Carter to training camp on a professional tryout, sources say. Carter, 33, remains a free agent and can sign with any team, including the Wild -- the team he has spent the past two seasons -- at any time.
If you missed my story the other day (link is here), GM Chuck Fletcher told me the Wild would likely bring one or two forwards into camp on PTO's as insurance policies if the team sustains injuries or the roster hopefuls (guys like Kurtis Gabriel, Tyler Graovac, Joel Eriksson Ek, Alex Tuch, Christoph Bertschy, Zack Mitchell, Zac Dalpe, Jordan Schroeder) don't earn spots.
Carter, a native of White Bear Lake, has scored 10 goals and 25 points and compiled 103 penalty minutes in 113 games with the Wild. His seven goals last season tied a career-best. He ranked sixth with 87 hits, led the team with 48 penalty minutes and had a career-best 37 blocked shots.