Wild general manager Chuck Fletcher met briefly with Mikael Granlund’s agent, Todd Diamond, on Thursday and they’ll likely meet again Friday. Both sides continue to say they’re not far apart.
Fletcher also met with agent Jay Grossman about injured Niklas Backstrom and unsigned Erik Haula.
The Wild is trying to figure out a way to part with Backstrom, who has one year left on his contract but can’t be bought out without consent from him because he’s hurt.
“We’d like to find a solution that makes sense for everybody,” Fletcher said. “[Grossman’s] welcome to talk to other teams directly because he can represent things better than I come in terms of where [Backstrom’s] at.” …
As far as the Wild knows, it’s still in the Mike Reilly sweepstakes with Chicago and Los Angeles. Fletcher said they haven’t been told they’re out of the running for the former Gophers defenseman.