Dubnyk on Wild contract: ‘Both sides want to make it happen’

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Pending unrestricted free agent Devan Dubnyk had a “good conversation” with Minnesota Wild GM Chuck Fletcher on Tuesday, but he told the Minneapolis Star-Tribune that little has changed.

And, actually, that’s probably not such a bad thing.

“We’re going through the process,” Dubnyk said. “We’re in the same spot where we were. Both sides want to make it happen. We’re going to work to try to get something done that both sides are happy with. I feel like we’re going to be able to do that hopefully.”

The Star-Tribune notes that Fletcher is expected to meet with Dubnyk’s agent Mike Liut on either Wednesday or Thursday as many in the hockey world shift from Las Vegas (for the 2015 NHL Awards) to Florida (for the draft). At that time, there might be a change of tone from one or both camps.

Then again, this week isn’t necessarily a do-or-die time, as Dubnyk said (according to NHL.com’s Dan Rosen).

If nothing else, it’s clear that Dubnyk appreciates his time in Minnesota, and he might just lean toward returning to the Wild. Of course, this is a span where big changes can happen – sometimes rapidly – so stay tuned.