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Wild signs Mikael Granlund, Ryan Carter, Nate Prosser

The Wild has re-signed restricted free agent and No. 1 center Mikael Granlund to a two-year, $6 million "bridge deal" this morning. They beat the 11 a.m. free agency deadline that theoretically would have put him at risk for an offer sheet.

He will make $2.8 million in 2015-16, $3.2 million in 2016-17.

The Wild also re-signed defenseman Nate Prosser to a two-year deal. It's worth $600K Year One, $650K Year 2. One-way deal. This could affect any Jordan Leopold return.

Forward Ryan Carter will also return. He got a one year, $625,000 contract.

The Wild has signed Marc Hagel, who finished the year with the Iowa Wild. The depth forward is on a two-way, NHL deal now.

The Mike Reilly deal with potential performance bonus makes his cap hit $2.025 million. He will wear No. 4.

Russo: Granlund and Prosser close to re-signing with Wild

Quick blog as I host the 9-12 show on KFAN.

I had Wild GM Chuck Fletcher on during the first hour.

He said the Wild is "very close" to re-signing center Mikael Granlund and he confirmed what I reported this morning on Twitter that the Wild is trying to re-sign defenseman Nate Prosser, who showed last season he can play the left and right side.

The contract is not done yet, although it will be, I'm told. Likely a two-year deal.

Fletcher said guys like Kyle Brodziak and Chris Stewart are going to free agency, although he voiced a desire to re-sign Stewart if he circles back after potentially not hearing what he wants to hear in free agency.

I do think the Wild has interest in re-signing Ryan Carter. They have talked to Chris Porter, sources say.

Fletcher also talked a lot about Mike Reilly, Tyler Graovac, Kurtis Gabriel and Michael Keranen maybe making the team.

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