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Parise, Suter updates

Posted by: Michael Russo under Wild off-season news Updated: July 2, 2012 - 9:43 AM

I'll be on KFAN at 9:55 a.m., but here's brief updates this morning on the Zach Parise and Ryan Suter Watch's.

Parise: Has narrowed his list to a "small select group" of teams, agent Wade Arnott said last night. A half-dozen sources that would know confirm the Wild is on it. Parise plans to talk to each team again today. He apparently hasn't yet made a decision and this could take some time today.

Suter: If any decision comes today, I sense it'll be after Parise. From what I can gather, agent Neil Sheehy gathered all the info yesterday from teams and talked to him for awhile last night. He, too, narrowed his list to a grouping that includes the Wild. However, again from what I can gather, Suter didn't officially talk to teams yesterday and that should happen today and it will "likely" include the Wild.

"We haven't decided yet [on a team]," Sheehy said. "Today is a new day and we will see what it brings."

Again, this is a morning update. Things are fluid, change in a hurt, so this surely will be outdated soon.

More later.


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