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Red Wings’ Andreas Athanasiou Considering KHL Offer

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Detroit Red Wings restricted free agent Andreas Athanasiou is contemplating playing in the KHL this upcoming season, his agent told The Athletic Detroit.

“I have received a considerable offer that is significant,” Athanasiou’s agent, Darren Ferris, said in a text message to Craig Custance of The Athletic.

Red Wings general manager Ken Holland has stated that the team has extended multiple offers to Athanasiou but have yet to come to an agreement.

Athanasiou, a fourth-round pick in the 2012 NHL Draft, scored 18 goals and added 11 assists in 64 games with the Red Wings last season

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Red Wings Hire Steve Yzerman

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The Detroit Red Wings have hired franchise icon and former Tampa Bay Lightning general manager Steve Yzerman to take over the post as their general manager.

Current general manager, Ken Holland, will move to a position called Senior Vice President and has inked a multi-year contract extension to remain with the club, according to TSN’s Gord Miller.

Yzerman stepped down from his role as GM of the Lightning in September but he is largely responsible for building the roster that led Tampa Bay to a President’s Cup this season, matching the NHL record for wins in a single season, posting a 62-16-4 record this past season.

Yzerman could be bringing some members of the Lightning front office to Detroit with him, according to TSN’s Bob McKenzie.

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Red Wings Agree To Terms With Filip Larsson

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The Detroit Red Wings have agreed to terms on a three-year entry-level contract with Filip Karsson.

The deal officially kicks in for the 2019-2020 season which means the Larsson will not be returning to play for the University of Denver for his sophmore season.

Larsson had posted shutouts in the opening two rounds of the Frozen Four tournament but the Denver Pioneers were eliminated by UMass.

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Red Wings’ Jimmy Howard Wants to Retire with Team

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Detroit Red Wings netminder Jimmy Howard wants to stay put when the 2019 NHL Trade deadline approaches, even if it means the possibility of being dealt to a contender.

Howrd, 34, has spent his entire 13-year career in Detroit, and would prefer to sign a new contract with the Red Wings rather than suit up for a new team.

“Obviously I want to stay here,” Howard said (h/t NHL.com). “This city has become home, not only for myself but for my family as well. I definitely don’t want to relocate at all. So it would mean the world to me to be able to end my career here in Detroit.”

Red Wings general manager Ken Holland said he would speak to Howard and his representatives within the next month to discuss his future with the organization.

“I want to see what they’re thinking [in terms of a contract],” Holland said.

“I do feel like I have a lot of good hockey left,” Howard said. “I feel like I can keep going. Do I see the light at the end of the tunnel? Yeah. It’s definitely there. I am getting older in this League. I realize that it’s becoming a young man’s League. But at the same time I want to keep playing. I’m having the time of my life.”

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