3 Minnesota Wild Not Expected Back Next Season

The Minnesota Wild are a team to watch this upcoming offseason as general manager Bill Guerin has his work cut out for him to try and improve his hockey club. The Wild have surprised many this season and look like a strong contender out of the Western Conference. Guerin has surprised many with how active he's been in trades and this summer much of the same could continue. With changes coming, here's three Wild players who aren't expected back next season:

John Klingberg

The offensive defensemen will be looking for a lucrative long-term contract extension this summer after settling for a one-year deal with the Anaheim Ducks last summer. The Wild won't be offering much as their cap situation is very tight. Klingberg better enjoy his time these next couple of months as he isn't expected back to Minnesota in 2023-24.

Ryan Reaves

The veteran tough guy was brought in to provide some sandpaper and he's done so quite well with the Wild. He's a pending free agent who is going to have to settle for a one-year league minimum deal. Expect to see 'Reavo' move on this summer and there's a small chance the 36-year-old retires.

Oskar Sundqvist

The newly acquired winger has performed pretty well in his five games, posting three points so far with the Wild. At 28 years old, Sundqvist will be looking for a multi-year deal at around $3 million as he'll want to secure a hefty pay day considering he may not have many contracts left to sign. Don't expect Guerin to offer much as 'Sunny' will be moving on this summer.

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