Updated: July 5th

Here is a list of players currently on the Wild’s roster with their 2011-12 salary and cap hit. The list is just a preliminary projection of what the lines could look like at the current time. Lines with players to be determined (TBD) will be filled via players competing for spots or via free agency or trades.

FORWARDS
Proj. Lines Player Salary Cap Hit
Line 1: Pierre-Marc Bouchard 4.25M 4.08M
Mikko Koivu 7.29M 6.75M
Dany Heatley 8.00M 7.50M
Line 2: Guillaume Latendresse 2.60M 2.50M
Matt Cullen 3.50M 3.50M
Devin Setoguchi 2.75M 3.00M
Line 3: Darroll Powe 950K 1.066M
Kyle Brodziak 1.30M 1.15M
Cal Clutterbuck 1.50M 1.40M
Line 4: Eric Nystrom 1.40M 1.40M
TBD
Brad Staubitz 600K 575K
 -1 or 2 forward bench spots are open
FORWARDS COMPETING FOR SPOTS
Colton Gillies                Jed Ortmyer
Casey Wellman            Jeff Taffe
Cody Almond
James Sheppard
David McIntyre
Carson McMillan
Matt Kassian
DEFENSEMEN
Proj. Lines Player Salary Cap Hit
Line 1: Nick Schultz 3.60M 3.50M
Marek Zidlicky 4.00M 4.00M
Line 2: Greg Zanon 2.10M 1.933M
Jared Spurgeon 535K 527K
Line 3: Clayton Stoner 575K 550K
TBD
 -1 or 2 defense bench spots are open

Cam Barker’s buyout payoff and cap hit $541,667 $375,000
DEFENSEMEN COMPETING FOR SPOTS
Justin Falk                    Drew Bagnall
Marco Scandella           Nate Prosser
GOALIES
Starter: Niklas Backstrom 6.00M 6.00M
Backup: Josh Harding 750K 750K
Mark Parrish’s buyout cap hit $927,778
Acutal 2011-12 Payroll $53,169,445
Actual 2011-12 Cap Hit $51,484,777
2011-12 Salary Cap Ceiling $64,300,000
Unused Cap Space $12,815,223

The cap total includes 18 of 23 roster spots, there are 5 open spots for players competing for them, one starting Center, one starting Defense and 3 bench spots. The salary and cap hit obviously will go up when restricted free agents are signed.

For a look at the Wild’s 2011 restricted and unrestricted free agents click here.

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