Daniel Alfredsson reportedly has informed the Ottawa Senators he will not re-sign with them, and the Detroit Red Wings may be the landing spot for the 40-year-old forward.
That’s per multiple reports, including one from TSN’s Bob McKenzie, who tweeted: “Expectation is Alfredsson will go to DET. Since he’s 35+ player, base salary likely in $3.5M range with bonuses taking it up to $5M total.”
The Freep’s Helene St. James reported that the deal was “99 likely”, with Alfredsson receiving a one-year deal heavy on bonuses.
The Wings would love to have Alfredsson’s goal-scoring and experience, but it remains to be seen what this deal would do to the Detroit futures of Daniel Cleary and Damien Brunner. The Wings would like to re-sign both, but a $3 million contract for Alfredsson may not leave the Wings enough room for those forwards.