The Minnesota Wild are apparently interested in talking to a third candidate for their vacant general manager position.
Mellanby has been the Canadiens' assistant GM since July 2014 and joined the club as director of player personnel in May 2012.
The former NHL forward spent two years as an assistant coach with the St. Louis Blues. He also served as a special consultant to former Vancouver Canucks GM Mike Gillis for three years following Mellanby's retirement as a player.
Fenton was dismissed after just one season at the helm.