Red Wings Extend Forwards Erne, Hirose

The Detroit Red Wings announced the signing of forwards Adam Erne and Taro Hirose to one-year contract extensions on Thursday.

Financial terms were not announced because who would want to know that in a salary cap league?

The pair were set to become restricted free agents after receiving qualifying offers from the team yesterday.

As I mentioned yesterday, I don’t like the idea of bringing Erne back.  I don’t think he offered as much as the Red Wings hoped when they acquired him from Tampa Bay last summer.  That said, at a cheap enough salary that could become irrelevant.

These signings – combined with the Red Wings not giving qualifying offers to Brendan Perlini, Christoffer Ehn, and Madison Bowey – leave the team with three pending restricted free agents.

Author: Clark Rasmussen

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