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New Jersey Devils
The Devils (18-24-10), who are last in the Metropolitan Division, could be sellers by the 2020 deadline.
Forwards Wayne Simmonds and Kevin Rooney, defensemen Sami Vatanen and Andy Greene and goalie Louis Domingue can each become an unrestricted free agent on July 1.
Forwards Kyle Palmieri and Travis Zajac each have this season and next remaining on their contracts before they can become UFAs on July 1, 2021. Zajac and Greene, who each have a no-trade clause, have met with general manager Tom Fitzgerald about their future. Palmieri, who has an eight-team no-trade clause in his contract, has not.
Palmieri, 29, has 35 points (19 goals, 16 assists) in 48 games. Zajac, 34, has 19 points (six goals, 13 assists) and a 52.9 face-off winning percentage in 52 games. Greene, 37, the Devils captain, leads the team with 117 blocked shots averaging 20:07 in ice time.
“At the end of the day, I still want to have a big part with the [Devils] and I still believe I can play and be an important player,” Zajac said. “I’m still in a position where I’m an important part of the team. I play a lot, play in different situations and I’m relied upon as a leader so those are things I value, and I think I can still provide.”
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Minnesota Wild
The next two weeks could determine whether the Wild will be buyers or sellers before the deadline.
Minnesota (24-22-6) trails the Calgary Flames by six points for the second wild card into the Stanley Cup Playoffs from the Western Conference with 30 games remaining.
“I’m still to be determined,” Wild general manager Bill Guerin told “We have (two and a half) weeks. I like our players. They love playing in Minnesota and a lot of them are signed. I’m not in a rush to put anybody out the door.”
Forward Marcus Foligno, who has this season and next remaining his contract, has 20 points (nine goals, 11 assists) and leads the Wild with 142 hits in 42 games.
“There could be guys in here that we don’t want to see go,” Foligno told the Pioneer Press. “Or it could be the other way where we’re really close and do something to get better; we want to be in that position.”
Mikko Koivu is the only potential unrestricted free agent after this season and has a no-movement clause in his contract. The 36-year-old center and Guerin have had discussions. 
“Mikko and I have a really good relationship,” Guerin said. “We’ve gotten to know each other a lot over this season and I have a tremendous amount of respect for him. We’ve had some good conversations, but nothing really in depth or anything like that.”
Calgary Flames
Mark Giordano’s health will likely determine whether the Flames look to add a defenseman prior to the deadline.
Giordano sustained a lower-body injury in a 3-1 loss to the San Jose Sharks on Tuesday. The Flames are expected to provide an update on Wednesday.
The Flames (27-21-6), who hold the second wild card into the Stanley Cup Playoffs from the Western Conference, host the Nashville Predators on Thursday (9 p.m. ET; SN1, FS-TN, NHL.TV). They are 1-3-1 in their past five games and 2-4-1 in their past seven.
“He’s obviously our captain, our leader,” Flames coach Geoff Ward said. “He plays a lot of minutes for us on the back end and in our top pair, plays both special teams. It’s potentially a huge loss. We’ll worry about things as they unfold. Right now it’s all speculation. We’ll wait and see what the doctors say and go from there. Potentially it’s a huge loss for us.”
Giordano has 27 points (five goals, 22 assists) averaging 23:57 of ice time in 54 games.
If the 36-year-old misses extended time, Oliver Kylington could receive a bigger role. The 22-year-old, who was a healthy scratch on Tuesday, has four points (one goal, three assists averaging 13:33 of ice time in 40 games this season.