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January 12, 2017 | 12:19pm ET
Wild unlikely to move defenseman?

Even though the Minnesota Wild has a tremendous amount of depth on its blueline, it does not sound like GM Chuck Fletcher is overly eager to move one of his defenseman for help up front.

During Wednesday night's "Insider Trading" segment on TSN, Pierre LeBrun reported the Wild "wants to keep that blueline corps together."

LeBrun added that the Wild plans on being all-in this season, which would make it difficult to lessen the amount of talent they have on the backend.

Minnesota wants to add a top-nine forward prior to the March 1 trade deadline, and the club has reported expressed interest in Toronto Maple Leafs left wing James van Riemsdyk -- the Wild has scouted at least one of Toronto's latest games -- and are evaluating other options.

The price for van Riemsdyk, however, would be one of the Wild's defensemen, with Jonas Brodin being a target, according to one League source.

"They want to add a piece up front between now and March 1st," LeBrun said during Wednesday's broadcast, "but I don't think it's going to be at the expense of one of their good defensemen."


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