Greg Brady of AM 640 in Toronto (and formerly of Detroit’s WDFN) says the Wings have offered one year at $1.5 million.
I’m with Malik in thinking that it’s a lot of money, similar to the contract for Jason Williams. Perhaps being a little desperate is causing the Red Wings to pay more than they’d like.
Should this deal happen it means Andreas Lilja will certainly start the season on long-term injured reserve and Justin Abdelkader will be skating in Grand Rapids. Neither comes as a surprise, from all reports I don’t expect Lilja to play another game for Detroit and the Wings’ brass wanted Abdelkader in GR anyway.