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The new general manager of the Minnesota Wild, Paul Fenton, is looking to make some trades to free up cap space. Nino Niederreiter is one of the players possibly being shipped out.

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As The Athletic writes, they have been told by NHL executives that Niederreiter, together with fellow forwards Charlie Coyle and Jason Zucker, is among the players most likely to be traded. It has been speculated that the former two might be shopped ever since Fenton took over. 

A few days ago, the Arizona Coyotes traded their forward Max Domi to the Montreal Canadiens in exchange for Alex Galchenyuk. The Athletic reports that before this trade was made, Fenton and Coyotes-GM John Chayka were in talks about sending Niederreiter and Zucker to Arizona for Domi and another forward.

Niederreiter, 25, recorded 18 goals and 14 assists in 68 games with the Wild this past season. He missed stretches of the season due to injuries. Last summer, Minnesota signed the Swiss forward to a 5-year contract extension, paying him an average salary of 5.25 million dollars per year. Niederreiter was also part of the silver medal-winning Swiss national team at this year's World Championships.

Last Update: 22 June 2018, 12:18 PM | esi*

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