Here's the full Jason Pominville and Marco Scandella for Tyler Ennis and Marcus Foligno trade story

What's next for the Wild story, including the fact Matt Cullen was considering signing here if the Wild is willing to pull the trigger

Here’s a look at how the Wild looks heading into the opening of free agency at 11 a.m. today.

I get the sense the Wild wants to sign another center and third-pair defenseman (I hear Ryan Murphy).

The team will also sign a number of two-way forwards, defensemen and a goalie today or in the coming days.

Two forwards I believe the Wild has agreed to sign today are forwards Landon Ferraro (Ray’s son) and Cal O’Reilly (Ryan’s brother).

In parentheses, each player’s salary cap hits. Restricted free agents are denoted as RFA.

Rosters are a maximum 23 players. Typically, the Wild keeps 13 or 14 forwards, seven or eight defensemen and two goalies.

Depth chart is my opinion.


Left wing                      Center                            Right wing

Nino Niederreiter (RFA)   Eric Staal ($3.5M)             Zach Parise ($7.538+M)       
Jason Zucker ($2M)        Mikko Koivu ($6.75M)        Mikael Granlund (RFA)     
Marcus Foligno (RFA)    Charlie Coyle ($3.2M)         Tyler Ennis ($4.6M)
-------------------------           Joel Eriksson Ek (894+K)   Chris Stewart ($1.15M)

Vying for spots: Eriksson Ek, Luke Kunin (925K), Pat Cannone (600K), Christoph Bertschy ($775,833), Pavel Jenys ($678,833), Kurtis Gabriel (RFA), Zack Mitchell (RFA), Mario Lucia ($792,500), Justin Kloos ($792,500), Sam Anas ($792,500), Dante Salituro (725K), Adam Gilmour ($717,500), Chase Lang ($686,667).
Unrestricted free agents: Martin Hanzal, Ryan White, Ryan Carter, Brady Brassart.


Left Defense                     Right Defense

Ryan Suter ($7.538+M)    Jared Spurgeon ($5.187M)
Jonas Brodin ($4.166+M) Matt Dumba ($2.55M)
Gustav Olofsson (725K)   --------------------------
-------------------------    -------------------------------

Vying for spots: Mike Reilly (RFA), Nick Seeler ($717,500), Hunter Warner ($636,667), Carson Soucy (925K), Zach Palmquist (RFA), Gustav Bouramann (720K), Dylan Labbe ($692,500).
Unrestricted free agents: Nate Prosser, Christian Folin, Mike Weber, Victor Bartley, Alexander Gudbranson, Guillaume Gelinas.


Devan Dubnyk (4.33M)
Alex Stalock (650K)

Minor-league goalies: Steve Michalek (RFA), Adam Vay ($842,500).
Unrestricted free agent: Darcy Kuemper.

Total cap hit: $57,283,591 ($75 million ceiling).
*Includes $2.5 million buyout cap hit for Thomas Vanek.
Available cap space: $17,716,409.

**Available cap space will be eaten up by roster hopefuls making the team and outside signings.
***The Wild, like all teams, will save some cap space for callups and flexibility to make in-season adjustments (i.e. trades, waiver additions).

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