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It is very unlikely that Dany Heatley, Mike Rupp or Nathan Prosser will be playing for Minnesota next season.

All three are unrestricted free agents and the Wild seem disinterested in re-signing them. The Wild do have interest in re-signing Clayton Stoner and Cody McCormick, however. Stay tuned as the free agent season will soon be upon us.

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Minnesota GM Chuck Fletcher isn't sure what the future holds for pending unrestricted free agent Dany Heatley yet.

"We'll see at the end of the year," Fletcher said. "His contract is up, and we can just see what the fit is going to be and for us, the key thing is we have to look at our young players and where they're all going to fit. You want to make sure you give them an opportunity to continue to grow, whether that's [Nino] Niederreiter or [Charlie] Coyle or maybe even Jason Zucker, you have to make sure there's roles and opportunities for those young players. You don't want to box them out. So we'll sit down at the end of the year and talk to Dany and take a look and see how we end up here." Fletcher gave Heatley credit for his professionalism during the 2013-14 campaign. The veteran forward had his ice time and role reduced this season, but he's been productive in the playoffs with seven points in eight matches.

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Dany Heatley picked up his fifth assist of the playoffs Friday.

Heatley has played only six games for Minnesota in the playoffs as he was a healthy scratch in two contests. He had a big game in Game 7 against Colorado with a goal and two assists and now has six points in six games. Kudos if you picked him very late in deep playoff pools as he has certainly been an offensive revelation after a very poor regular season.

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Dany Heatley skated on the Wild's top power-play unit during Friday's practice.

Heatley had a goal and three points in Game 7 of the Wild's first round series. Although he had a terrible season, it looks like Minnesota is hoping that he'll stay hot.

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Dany Heatley produced a goal and two assists to help Minnesota take Game 7 over the Avalanche.

He played nearly 17 minutes of ice time in the match in his fifth appearance of the postseason. Heatley was a healthy scratch in the first two games of the series, but he came up big in the the Wild's biggest game of the year to date.

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Dany Heatley recorded two assists in Minnesota's 4-3 overtime loss to Colorado Saturday night.

It was Heatley's first points of the playoffs. He's declined drastically over the last few years to the point where he recorded just 28 points in 76 games in the regular season. He's scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent this summer and the Wild are unlikely to re-sign him.

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Dany Heatley will draw back into Minnesota's lineup for Game 3.

He was a healthy scratch in the team's previous two games of their first-round series against Colorado. "[Heatley's] played well against these guys this year," coach Mike Yeo said. "Veteran presence, a guy who's got a lot of experience in the playoffs. We're adding a guy who ... has more playoff points than anybody on our team." Yeo also praised Heatley for his professionalism and he's hoping that he has a strong game.

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Dany Heatley is a healthy scratch for the Wild against the Avs in Game 2 of their first-round series.

Heatley also did not play in the first game. The 33-year-old has seen his game drop off significantly in recent years. He tallied just 12 goals and 28 points this season, with 10 of those points coming on the man advantage.

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Dany Heatley is ready to go in the playoffs when he's called upon.

"Just the way the end of the year went, I was scratched in Phoenix and we kind of went on a tear, so it is what it is," he said of his current situation. "I'll stay ready. If I get in, I'll be ready to go." Heatley was a healthy scratch in Game 1 when the Wild dropped a 5-4 overtime decision to Colorado on Thursday night. It isn't clear yet if he'll be in the lineup for Game 2 Saturday.

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Dany Heatley appears as though he will be a healthy scratch on Thursday when the playoffs begin.

He didn't have a spot among Minnesota's top-four lines at practice on Tuesday. Heatley leads all Wild players in playoff scoring with 57 points in 66 games. He sat a few times down the stretch as well.