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Your daily dose of Wild news, along with other interesting stories from around the NHL.

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Let’s go over some news and notes:

- Happy constructed a Wild-only mock draft, and you should really take a look at it. [Hockey Wilderness]

- After 11 years in the NHL, former Wild fan favorite Chris Stewart called it a career on Sunday. [Hockey Wilderness]

- Alex Stalock was OK in the play-in series, but it’s clear he’s not the full-time answer in net. [Hockey Wilderness]

- Mikko Koivu has already started off-ice workouts. Could he be preparing for one last hurrah? [NHL]

- You know what would be awesome? Erik Haula returning to the Wild as a stopgap center! [Zone Coverage]

Off the trail...

- Jeff Petry won’t be leaving the Canadiens for a while. He signed a four-year extension with an AAV of $6.25 million. [Eyes On The Prize]

- The Senators have waived Bobby Ryan for the purpose of a buyout. After seven years in Ottawa, he’s looking for a new home. [Silver Seven]

- No Staal is safe this offseason. The Rangers traded veteran defenseman Marc Staal to the Red Wings. [Winging It In Motown]

- Steven Stamkos will not play for the rest of the Stanley Cup Final. What a bummer for Tampa’s captain. [Raw Charge]

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