Minnesota Wild Rumors: Defenseman Becoming Trade Candidate

The Minnesota Wild have very limited cap space due to the Ryan Suter and Zach Parise buyout penalties. As a result, they are looking to free up cap space, and one player who could be on the move this summer because of it is Alex Goligoski.

Goligoski's placement on the Wild's depth chart dropped as the year rolled on, and he became their seventh defenseman. As a result, GM Bill Guerin told reporters that he will be talking with the veteran defenseman about his future with the team this summer. When noting that Goligoski has a $2 million cap hit, it would be big for Minnesota to get him off of their payroll. 

Goligoski appeared in 46 games this season, where he had two goals, four assists, and a minus-9 rating. It was a down year for the veteran, but there still could be a trade market for him if he is made available when noting that he has a plethora of NHL experience. With that, he also posted a 30-point campaign in 72 games for the Wild just back in 2021-22. 

Nevertheless, Goligoski will have control over if he is traded or not, as he has a full no-movement clause. Let's see what happens with him from here.

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