The Detroit Red Wings announced the signing of free agent forward Christian Fischer on Sunday morning.
— Detroit Red Wings (@DetroitRedWings) July 2, 2023
The deal, originally rumored on Saturday, is for one year with a salary cap hit of $1,125,000.
This feels like an Adam Erne replacement move. Last night I looked at the players coming in and out of the Wings’ roster after Day One of free agency and thought that all of the forwards were clear upgrades. This is a much more lateral move and I question its necessity.
Apparently Coyotes fans loved Fischer and were disappointed that he wasn’t given a qualifying offer by Arizona.