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ST. PAUL, Minn. - The Minnesota Wild put a lot of work into summer projects the past two years. This time, they're on track for a little less activity.

In 2012, the Wild were the stars of the NHL offseason by signing Zach Parise and Ryan Suter. In 2013, they had to shed high-salaried veterans to create more space under the cap and on the roster for an influx of talented prospects.

This offseason might just be centered on the draft. The Wild have the 18th pick in the first round of the draft on Friday.

"We're gonna look to bolster our forward group some good young centers or wingers as the case may be in the first few rounds but were open to anything, but the draft is deep," Fletcher said.

Unrestricted free agency starts the week after the draft.

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