Zach Parise and Ryan Suter have been staples in the Minnesota Wild lineup since 2012. That will no longer be the case. 

The Wild announced Tuesday that they are buying out the remaining four years on Parise’s and Suter’s contracts. 

“Zach and Ryan have been an integral part of the Wild’s success over the past nine years and we’ll always be grateful for their many contributions,” general manager Bill Guerin said in a statement. “There were numerous factors that entered into the difficult decision to buy out their contracts, but primarily these moves are a continuation of the transformation of our roster aimed at the eventual goal of winning a Stanley Cup.”

Team owner Craig Leipold added: 

“I want to thank Zach and Ryan for everything they did for our organization over the past nine seasons, both on and off the ice. They were tremendous ambassadors for our team and helped us win a lot of games. I wish them nothing but the best going forward.”