If the Minnesota Wild and Kirill Kaprizov cannot agree to a contract, he will either leave for the KHL or be traded.
If the Minnesota Wild and Kirill Kaprizov cannot agree to a contract, he will either leave for the KHL or be traded.

Will the contract standoff between the Minnesota Wild and Kirill Kaprizov lead to a trade? The Wild have a contract offer on the table but Kaprizov and his team appear to be in a stalemate with the Wild.

Frank Seravalli of The Daily Faceoff is reporting Kirill Kaprizov has a tentative agreement in place with CSKA Moscow on a one-year, 8-figure deal ($USD) to begin on Sept. 1 – should a new contract not materialize with the Minnesota Wild.

Seravalli went on to say, initial hang-up was the Wild were only interested in a 7 or 8-year deal for the Calder Trophy winner. That’s not the case. Bunch of options in term. But the Kaprizov camp contends there has been no offer made since April. We’ll see where this goes, two sides remain in communication.

Kaprizov does not have arbitration rights and isn’t eligible to receive an offer sheet from a rival NHL club. If a contract is not agreed upon, GM Bill Guerin will look to trade Kaprizov.

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