Nothing is going well for Alex Galchenyuk. While a central spot seemed to have opened up for the American at the Minnesota Wild with the departure of Eric Staal, it seems that it’s not even GM Bill Guerin’s plans.
According to sports site The Athletic, the GM said on Wednesday that Galchenyuk’s return to the team was “unlikely”.
The three-season deal that brought Galchenyuk $ 4.9 million a year expires at the end of the playoffs. He will become a free agent without compensation.
The former Montreal Canadiens arrived in Minnesota from the Pittsburgh Penguins on February 10. With confident Calen Addison and a first-round pick in 2021, Galchenyuk had served as a bargaining chip for “Pen “‘s acquisition of winger Jason Zucker.
When he joined the Wild, the 26-year-old had seven points from 14 games. He also added 17 points in 45 games for the Penguins.
Since his six-season stint with the Habs, which ended in 2018, Galchenyuk appears to be having a hard time making his niche with a team. He was also a member of the Arizona Coyote for a year.