Guerin not fretted about Kaprizov
NHL.com: Minnesota Wild GM Bill Guerin isn’t worried about how agreement settlements with limited totally free representative forward Kirill Kaprizov are going.
“I think things are going well enough. We still have lots of time, there’s no rush or panic. I’m in constant communication with Kirill’s agent. We continue to move forward.”
Guerin included that he’d like to re-sign Kaprizov to a long-lasting offer which he isn’t worried about the reports that Kaprizov might go back to the KHL.
Fiala back for a year, Wild dealing with Kaprizov and Shaw
Michael Russo of The Athletic: The Minnesota Wild signed Kevin Fiala to a one-year, $5.1 million offer the other day. Fiala had actually been wishing for a long-lasting, big-money offer however they never ever truly got close.
“We would have loved to get Kevin on a longer-term deal. But after a while, in going back and forth, it just seemed like we weren’t going to be able to get anything done. And, with the arbitration date coming (Tuesday), it just worked out that we could settle on a one-year deal. We’re very happy to have Kevin back in the mix. There’s no threat of missing training camp, and he can just kind of focus on being ready for training camp and his conditioning and all that stuff.”
Fiala will be owed a $5.1 million certifying deal and is arbitration-eligible once again next offseason. He would be a UFA in 2023.
The Wild are dealing with an agreement for RFA forward Mason Shaw.
The Wild have actually made 7- and eight-year deals to Kirill Kaprizov in the $9 million per season variety, and are now carrying on to 4- to six-year offers for Kaprizov. Kaprizov and his representatives have actually been trying to find a short-term offer. He would be a UFA in 2024.
The Wild have more than $14 million in wage cap area however that isn’t for a complete lineup.
Guerin doesn’t seem thinking about bringing anybody in on PTO unless they have a genuine chance at making the group.