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Thomas Vanek Waiting On Detroit Red Wings, Considering Options

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Veteran forward Thomas Vanek is weighing his options as he continues to wait for the Detroit Red Wings, according to the Star Tribune’s Michael Russo.

“I’ve got to make up my mind sooner than later” Vanek, an unrestricted free agent said.

“This is something I’ve never been through,” Vanek said. “Usually I went early, so this is different. After the first week, I knew this would drag.”

“I’ve had a good summer. I’ve prepared myself like I’m going to play, which most likely I am” Vanek commented.

Vanke started last season with Detroit before being traded to the Florida Panthers.

According to his agent, Stephen Bartlett, the Vancouver Canucks are interested.

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Red Wings Acquire Brendan Perlini

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The Detroit Red Wings have acquired forward Brendan Perlini from the Chicago Blackhawks on Monday.

Pelini, 23, played in just one game for the Blackhawks this season and failed to earn a roster spot out of training camp. Chicago will receive Alec Pegula from the Red Wings as part of the deal, and are not obligated to retain any of Perlini’s salary.

This marks the second time that Perlini has been traded in his young career, which isn’t often a good indication. Despite a solid first two seasons of his career, where he scored 31 goals in that time, Perlini has struggled to make an impact, and stay on a roster.

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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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