For the first time Tuesday, the Wild met face-to-face with Nashville Predators defenseman Ryan Suter.
It appears as if Tuesday morning, Wild owner Craig Leipold, GM Chuck Fletcher and coach Mike Yeo boarded a private plane at St. Paul Airport and flew to International Falls to pick up Suter's agent, Neil Sheehy.
They then gave him a lift to Madison for the meeting with Suter. Also Tuesday, the Red Wings also reportedly met with Suter in Madison.
Late Tuesday afternoon, the Wild brass returned to St. Paul with Sheehy, who then flew back to International Falls.
Leipold, Fletcher and Yeo, though cordial at the airport, wouldn't comment. Fletcher said he couldn't speculate as to what Parise and Suter would decide.
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GM Chuck Fletcher said the finish to the season after being the second-best team in the West during the regular season is "still incredibly disappointing. It still stings, let's put it that way."
The young forward, coming off a career year, missed three games at the end of the season with a lower body injury.
The 27-year-old defenseman is expected to make a full recovery and be ready for next season.
The defenseman is expected to be recovered by training camp in September.
The Wild held its end-of-the-year availability on Tuesday, and here's a synopsis of the morning sessions from the press conference room and the locker room.