Given that the Wild is pressed up hard (as usual) against the salary cap and has used a lot of future draft pick equity on previous deals, Minnesota hardly seems in position to add pieces to its roster before the Feb. 26 trade deadline.

But what if I told you the Wild could add a 6-6 forward in time, say, for the final 10 or so regular season games and the postseason? And it would all fit easily under the salary cap?

Jordan Greenway could be just what the Wild needs at just the right time.

Greenway, the Wild's second-round pick in 2015, is a little busy in the Olympics right now. After that, Greenway figures to return to Boston University. After that, it's likely he will make the leap to the pros and join the Wild.

And unless BU — 19th in the PairWise ranking — makes a late-season run, its season could be officially over March 18 when the NCAA field is announced.

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