At age 30, Mark Parrish, although recently hurt, is not getting much playing time and obviously no longer fits into the Wild's future plans. He is a proven go-to-the net, 20 goal scorer, who is signed for 3 more years at about $2.75mm per year. The Wild are frugal and going to lose center Pavol Demitra, who is an UFA, so maybe the team would be willing to trade for a center. like Stumpel, with 1 year left at $2.25mm.
It looks like a win-win. The Wild get an experienced center for a year and rid themselves of a winger with a long term contract, who they no longer want. The Panthers get rid of Stumpel and pick up an around the net type, whose scoring style complements Ollie.