Updated: September 18, 2003, 10:22 AM ETBy By Jim Wilkie | NHL Insider
Minnesota Wild: Marian Gaborik's agent said there has been no progress in contract talks with the Wild and said he'd told his client a long time ago to be prepared for the possibility of missing half or perhaps the entire season. Toronto Maple Leafs: Back, schmack. A day after Owen Nolan told a radio interviewer that he has a bulging disk that will never heal unless he has surgery, the Maple Leafs forward backpedaled in front of reporters. Nolan said Wednesday that he merely has stiffness "like everybody else."