Found November 19, 2013 on Fox Sports Detroit:
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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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