Wild after Koivu and Ruslan Fedotenko
MICHAEL RUSSO, Star Tribune
The Wild doesn’t appear done. Sources say it still has interest in Pittsburgh’s Ruslan Fedotenko and at least one more defenseman, but Koivu appears next.Koivu, 34, a shrewd veteran playmaker, has been the Montreal captain since 1999 and has 641 points in 791 games. He ranks sixth in Canadiens history with 450 assists — 19 behind former Wild coach Jacques Lemaire.
Fletcher, still working late Wednesday night, was not available for comment.
Zanon, ranking in the top 15 the past two seasons in shorthanded time on ice, is well known to, at times, almost recklessly throw his body in front of any puck fired his direction. After games, he is usually covered with ice on his ankles, knees and elbows.
Playing all 82 games last season, Zanon blocked 237 shots — third-highest in the NHL — and has been top 10 in blocks in the past three seasons.