One of the NHL's most respected veteran may leave Pittsburgh.
The main priority for Minnesota Wild general manager Chuck Fletcher has to be resigning his key restricted free agents this summer, a list of players that includes Mikael Granlund, Nino Niederreiter and Marcus Foligno.
That however does not mean Fletcher isn't looking at every available option for his organization, and in fact it appears the Wild have already reached out to at least two veteran unrestricted free agents.
The Minnesota native has at least had some discussions with the Wild,. Russo also notes that the Wild have had some talks with , who would love to stay with the Boston Bruins ( ).
Cullen is coming off a Stanley Cup Championship with the Penguins and it's not even certain he will return to the NHL next season. Matt Cullen is one of the most respected veterans in the NHL. Even at 40 years of age, the centerman proved his value by dominating the faceoff dot throughout the Pittsburgh Penguins run to another Stanley Cup championship this postseason. However, with his one-year, $1 million contract expiring on July 1st, his NHL future is very much up in the air.