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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’ 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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Red Wings’ Anthony Mantha Out Four To Six Weeks

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The Detroit Red Wings will be without bright spot forward Anthony Mantha, who has developed impressively this season, will miss four to six weeks with a hand injury and will undergo surgery today, according to Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press.

Mantha injured his hand while fighting with Patrik Nemeth of the Colorado Avalanche, a game that resulted in the two-game suspension of Tyler Bertuzzi.

Mantha has picked up 14 points in 27 games this season.

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Red Wings’ Mike Green Out a Month Due to Virus

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Detroit Red Wings defenseman Mike Green will be out for a month as he deals with a virus, according to Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press.

Green, who a two-year, $10.75-million extension with Detroit this offseason, missed the final nine games of last season doe to a neck injury and underwent cervical spine surgery at the conclusion of the NHL season, so the latest bump in the road has to be frustrating.

The virus has kept Green off the ice and out of action for the entire preseason.

 

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