Originally written on The Detroit Sports Site  |  Last updated 11/8/14
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Daniel Alfredsson and Stephen Weiss are headed to the Detroit Red Wings in a pair of key free-agent moves. Alfredsson’s deal will pay him $3.5 million in base salary (also what he counts against the cap right now), with another $2 million available in performance-based salaries; Weiss reportedly will receive $4.9 million for each of the next five seasons. Here’s where they now stand in relation to the salary cap, per CapGeek.com: FORWARDS Henrik Zetterberg ($6.083m) / Pavel Datsyuk ($6.700m) / Daniel Alfredsson ($5.500m) Justin Abdelkader ($1.800m) / Stephen Weiss ($4.900m) / Johan Franzen ($3.955m) Tomas Tatar ($0.840m) / Darren Helm ($2.125m) / Todd Bertuzzi ($2.075m) Cory Emmerton ($0.533m) / Jordin Tootoo ($1.900m) Mikael Samuelsson ($3.000m) / Drew Miller ($1.350m) Patrick Eaves ($1.200m) DEFENSEMEN Niklas Kronwall ($4.750m) / Kyle Quincey ($3.775m) Jonathan Ericsson ($3.250m) / Jakub Kindl ($2.400m) Danny DeKeyser ($1.350m) / Brian Lashoff ($0.725m) GOALTENDERS Jimmy Howard ($5.292m) Jonas Gustavsson ($1.500m) —— CAPGEEK.COM TOTALS (follow @capgeek on Twitter) (these totals are compiled with the bonus cushion) SALARY CAP: $64,300,000; CAP PAYROLL: $65,002,879; BONUSES: $3,010,000 CAP SPACE (22-man roster): $2,307,121 That $2.3 million in cap space does not leave much (or enough) room to get the team’s three restricted free agents — Joakim Andersson, Gustav Nyquist and Brendan Smith — all signed, and everything we’ve heard leads us to believe that GM Ken Holland wants to keep that trio. The Wings also have multiple 2013 Griffins in the mix for possible bump-ups to the NHL roster, including Riley Sheahan, Landon Ferraro and Tomas Jurco, in addition to Tatar. They did shed one contract earlier this week, buying out the contract of defenseman Carlo Colaiacovo.
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