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Joakim Andersson signed a two-year deal with the Detroit Red Wings, worth a reported $1.465 million. Previously a restricted free agent, Andersson becomes the 15th forward under contract on the Red Wings’ roster, with Gustav Nyquist still awaiting his new deal.
The cap hit on Andersson’s contract works out to a very manageable $732,500 per season. With that, the Wings inched ever closer to the 2013-14 NHL cap of $64.3 million. (Detroit’s payroll for next season is actually close to $67 million, but the bonuses included in Daniel Alfredsson’s contract do not yet count against the cap.)
Here’s a look at where things stand with Andersson back in the fold, via CapGeek:
Henrik Zetterberg ($6.083m) / Pavel Datsyuk ($6.700m) / Daniel Alfredsson ($5.500m)
Justin Abdelkader ($1.800m) / Stephen Weiss ($4.900m) / Johan Franzen ($3.955m)
Drew Miller ($1.350m) / Darren Helm ($2.125m) / Todd Bertuzzi ($2.075m)
Mikael Samuelsson ($3.000m) / Tomas Tatar ($0.840m) / Patrick Eaves ($1.200m)
Cory Emmerton ($0.533m) / Joakim Andersson ($0.733m) / Jordin Tootoo ($1.900m)
Niklas Kronwall ($4.750m) / Kyle Quincey ($3.775m)
Jonathan Ericsson ($3.250m) / Jakub Kindl ($2.400m)
Danny DeKeyser ($1.350m) / Brendan Smith ($1.263m)
Brian Lashoff ($0.725m)
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: $66,997,879; BONUSES: $3,010,000
CAP SPACE (24-man roster): $312,121
A rumored Jordin Tootoo-to-Nashville trade picked up some steam a few days back, and it looks increasingly likely that Tootoo will be one of the odd men out on the roster. But it’s also harder and harder to see how the Wings will have room for all of Patrick Eaves, Drew Miller, Mikael Samuelsson, Todd Bertuzzi and Cory Emmerton, given the franchise’s desire to save playing time for the likes of Nyquist, Andersson and Tomas Tatar.
Odds remain that Tootoo will not be the only Wings forward on the move in the coming weeks, especially if GM Ken Holland wants to re-sign Daniel Cleary.
BEST OF MAXIM
This morning, a pair of former Red Wings forward Shawn Burr's former teammates remembered "Skippy," with Wings executive Kris Draper speaking with the Fan 590's Joey Vendetta, bluntly addressing both the circumstances of Burr's passing and Burr's legacy (Draper talks about the City of Detroit's municipal bankruptcy and the team's hope that the follow...
Following yesterday's theme to some extent, the Free Press's Helene St. James profiles another Swede who's become something of a controversial figure among Red Wings fans in one Jonas Gustavsson, who has a year remaining on a contract that will pay him $1.5 million this upcoming season.
Gustavsson obviously had a crappy 2013 season--he battled a chronic groin injury...
Okay, more than a little Red Wings news has been floating around over the past day or so, so let's consolidate things a bit:
1. Joakim Andersson has indeed been locked up with a 2-year, $1.465 million contract with a $732,000 cap hit (stats per MLive's Brendan Savage), giving the Wings with about $313,000 in Capgeek-estimated cap space.
The Wings can exceed the salary...
According to ClickonDetroit.com, former Red Wings forward Shawn Burr has passed away. He was only 47-years old.
Burr, who had been battling cancer for the past three years suffered a fall at his home this past weekend before being admitted to a Detroit area hospital.
After being drafted 7th overall in the 1984 NHL Entry Draft by Detroit, Burr went on to play 11 season with the Wings...
Red Wings prospects Anthony Mantha and Jake Paterson are heading to Lake Placid, New York today as Hockey Canada's World Junior Selection camp team (which Mantha and Paterson are part of) will spend the next five days battling WJC selection camp teams representing the U.S., Finland and Sweden.
Paterson's considered something of a long-shot candidate to represent Canada...
Oh, this should be interesting, per RedWingsFeed as the Ottawa Sun's Bruce Garrioch continues to block me on Twitter...
Daniel Alfredsson is back in town. Was at Sensplex earlier today. #Sens
— Bruce Garrioch (@SunGarrioch) August 6, 2013
Daniel Alfredsson may hold a news conference while he is in Ottawa to get all the questions out of the way at once...
Photo credit: Detroit Free Press
By Rhys Richards (@RREsq)
On Monday night, the Red Wings family lost another member of its family far too early.
Former left wing Shawn Burr passed at the age of 47 after suffering a massive head trauma as the result of a fall earlier that day. Burr had been battling leukemia in recent years.
Burr becomes the fourth member of the 1991-92 Detroit team...
Out of all the athletes I have ever covered, Shawn Burr was a stand-alone.
Burr, 47, died Monday night in a Detroit area hospital from brain trauma suffered after he fell down a flight of stairs at his home.
For the past three years, Burr battled acute myeloid leukemia (a bone marrow cancer) with wit and grace. Burrs rhyming Facebook posts, which chronicled his bout with the disease...
I started following the Red Wings during the 1991-92 season, and my favorite line consisted of Sergei Fedorov, Paul "Rocketman" Ysebaert, and a pudgy grinder who essentially made room for his more-skilled teammates to do their thing in one Shawn Burr.
For a young kid who found himself standing six feet tall and 250 pounds (no matter how much or little I ate or exercised...
Shawn Burr, who played 16 years in the NHL, mostly with the Detroit Red Wings, died Monday. He was 47.
Dave Goetze, a friend of Burr's, says Burr was making progress in a fight against leukemia, but he died from brain trauma after a fall at his Detroit-area home. Goetze has worked for the Shawn Burr Foundation in support of blood cancer research.
Burr was a first-round draft...
Normally I spend a pretty decent amount of time choosing the order of stories I place in my digest posts--in fact, I think that crafting some sort of narrative flow is essential to what I do--so I want to state for the record that this entry's going to be particularly "clunky" because I'm getting up at what the ass crack of dawn by my standards, and as such, I&...
On my goodness, this is awful. MLive's Brendan Savage says that former Red Wing and former Red Wings Alumni Association president Shawn Burr has passed away:
Former Detroit Red Wings forward Shawn Burr has died after suffering a fall at his home, television station WDIV is reporting.
Burr had been battling cancer for three years. He was 47.
The Red Wings' first...
Shawn Burr who spent most of his 16 NHL seasons with the Detroit Red Wings and spent the past three years batting leukemia has died at the age of 47.
Burr died about 7 p.m. ET Monday after a fall earlier in the day at his home in St. Clair Mich. that caused massive brain trauma according to Dave Goetze who runs the Shawn Burr Foundation the Detroit Free Press reported.
Updated 2x at 2:01 PM: Amongst this afternoon's Red Wings-related news stories:
First and foremost, please take note: Chris Chelios's status as a "Fox Sports One" hockey analyst does NOT mark the end of his tenure with the Red Wings. Chelios still wants to work with the team and help mold the team's younger players while working with (and possibly eventualy...
Kris Draper, Dino Ciccarelli, Steve Yzerman and Mitch Albom (times two thanks to a reprint of an 1990 article) are among the Red Wings and pundits who've paid tribute to Shawn Burr over the past 24-or-so hours, and this morning, former Free Press Red Wings writer Keith Gave penned a tribute to Burr...
[W]hile so many recent stories focused on his charismatic personality...