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Placing Granlund in a quarterback-style role instead of at the net would undoubtedly give the Wild a fresh dynamic.
Wild winger Nino Niederreiter represented his native Switzerland at the IIHF World Championship in May. "That definitely helped gain some confidence again," he said.
In his second season with Wild, Jordan Greenway seeks to find his way.
Less than six months after a severe ankle injury, defenseman Ryan Suter has been given the green light for full participation with the Wild.
"It's like a new principal or a new teacher coming into town," Wild coach Bruce Boudreau said of new GM Paul Fenton on the eve of the team opening training camp.
In seven seasons with the Flyers, 32-year-old winger Matt Read had 87 goals and 100 assists.
Signing Zucker and Matt Dumba to five-year contracts combined with bringing in five lower-profile free agents appears to have set the Wild's roster for 2018-19.
Alex Stalock finished last season as the Wild's backup goalie. But he'll battle with recently signed Andrew Hammond for the No. 2 spot behind Devan Dubnyk.
Ivan Lodnia's audition at Wild camp is part of his journey to live an NHL dream that began before he started school.
The Russian was fifth in the Ontario Hockey League last season with 96 points.