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DETROIT -- Defenseman Jonathan Ericsson appears to be ready to remain a Red Wing for a while.
During Tuesday night's game, TSN's Bob McKenzie tweeted that Ericsson was on the verge of signing an extension for four or five years in the range of 4 million a year.
After the 2-0 loss to Nashville, Wings general manager would not confirm a deal, but said the two sides were talking.
"Could be (Wednesday), yeah," Ericsson said. "It would be great to get that done. Theyve been talking back and forth, seems like were coming really close. That feels good."
Ericsson, 29, is part of the Wings' top defense pair with Niklas Kronwall and was set to be an unrestricted free agent July 1.
"I feel like Ive found a good role they want me to play in that I really feel comfortable in and really like," Ericsson said. "Im so happy to be here.
"This is the team I want to play for, no other team. If we can get things done now that would be awesome. I couldnt be happier if it gets done."
Ericsson would only say that the term that they're talking about is more than three years.
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There was at least one bit of positive news for the Red Wings Tuesday despite a discouraging 2-0 loss to Nashville.
Bob McKenzie of TSN in Canada was first to report the Red Wings are close to signing defenseman Jonathan Ericsson to a new contract.
Ericsson, 29, can be an unrestricted free agent this summer.
A source confirmed the sides are getting close to an agreement.
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The Detroit Red Wings look robotic, players are squeezing their sticks too tightly and not enjoying themselves.
Those were captain Henrik Zetterberg’s observations after yet another loss, 2-0 Tuesday to the Nashville Predators at Joe Louis Arena.
The Red Wings are winless in seven (0-2-5), their longest slide since their final seven games of 2001-02 (0-3-2-2, W-L-T-OTL). They...
The Detroit Red Wings have taken a big hit on their blue line.
Detroit defenseman Danny DeKeyser is expected to be out for at least three to four weeks with a separated left shoulder. The team doesn't expect him to need surgery.
DeKeyser was hurt early in Tuesday night's 2-0 loss to the Nashville Predators when he checked into the boards by Predators forward Patric Hornqvist...
I don't "like our team." Quite frankly, being a Red Wings fan, never mind spending the amount of time that I do covering an 0-and-7 team that's now 0-and-8 at home, this job sucks right now and my team sucks right now.
I'm frustrated as all hell get out because the Wings' disparate parts are not working together. As I've said previously--and even given...
The Red Wings hope forward Gustav Nyquist can help a struggling lineup.
With defenseman Danny DeKeyser (shoulder) on the long-term injured list, the team down a forward, and the offense struggling, Nyquist will be recalled from Grand Rapids.
The Red Wings recalled forward Trevor Parkes Wednesday as a paper move, and will recall Nyquist Thursday morning.
Nyquist ($950,000 NHL salary...
A bad Tuesday night loss gets worse as one of the Detroit Red Wings’ best young players, Danny DeKeyser was lost to a shoulder injury and is out for a minimum 10-days and 24-days.
DeKeyers has been a stalwart on the blue line for the Wings this season and was recently heating up with a goal and three assists in his last five games. Early in the game DeKeyser was crunched by Patric...
Red Wings prospect Anthony Mantha will be in the national spotlight when the second game of the Subway Super Series resumes tonight in Sherbrooke, Quebec (with the QMJHL playing a team of Russian stars at 7 PM EST Sportsnet, TVA Sports and the Fan 590 in Canada; Mantha scored the game-winning goal for the Q on Monday).
On a more local basis, the now-veteran-overloaded Grand Rapids...
The Detroit Red Wings' six-game winless streak provoked the following comment from TSN's Scott Cullen in his latest set of power rankings:
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Winless in six sounds worse than it really is, since the Wings have accumulated points in five of those six games, but a seven-game home winless streak is a problem for a team that...
The Red Wings placed defenseman Danny DeKeyser on the long term injured reserve Wednesday after suffering a separated shoulder Tuesday night in a 2-0 loss to the Predators.
According to GM Ken Holland (via Ansar Khan of Mlive.com) DeKeyser will miss a minimum of 10 games (or 24 days) during the stretch.
The Red Wings have placed Danny DeKeyser on long-term injured reserve, Ken Hollland...
Instead of me giving you the highlights of the Ken Holland interview on Detroit Sports 105.1, just listen, it is not your normal Ken Holland interview.
Thanks to Tom Mazawey and Matt Derry of 105.1 for the audio.
Coach Mike Babcock wants the Detroit Red Wings to relax, particularly at home. That hasn't been a problem when the Carolina Hurricanes come to town.
The Red Wings will try to heed Babcock's advice and avoid their longest stretch at home without a win in nearly 28 years Thursday night.
Detroit (9-6-7) has dropped eight in a row on its own ice (0-2-6), putting the team on...
The Detroit Red Wings hope to snap a six-game losing streak and a seven-game losing streak when they face off against the Nashville Predators this evening (7:30 PM, FSD Plus/FS Tennessee/1270 AM). The Macomb Daily's Chuck Pleiness reports that the Wings' roster plans set out during yesterday's practice appear to be playing out as Mike Babcock expected them to play out...
The Predators got a 2-0 shutout victory over the Detroit Red Wings on Tuesday night. Here are five things, 3 stars and highlights from the game...
The Red Wings have placed Danny DeKeyser on long-term injured reserve, Ken Hollland said. So he's out minimum 10 games and 24 days.
— Ansar Khan (@AnsarKhanMLive) November 20, 2013
Wings estimate 3-6 weeks on DeKeyser.
— Ansar Khan (@AnsarKhanMLive) November 20, 2013