Originally written on Kukla's Korner  |  Last updated 11/19/14

PHILADELPHIA - SEPTEMBER 22: Mattias Ritola #42 of the Detroit Red Wings congratulates Jonathan Ericsson #52 on his first period goal against the Philadelphia Flyers during preseason action at the Wachovia Center on September 22, 2009 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
Amongst this afternoon's somewhat sparse crop of Red Wings-related news, I believe we still have to take this rumor of a Datsyukian European playing option with salt...   Tomorrow Datsyuk could sign a KHL contract. CSKA or Dynamo. — Pavel Lysenkov (@plysenkov) September 18, 2012 And I would suggest the same regarding NT.se's Ulf Strahle's reiteration that Jonathan Ericsson wants to play with his brother Jimmie on Skelleftea AIK, a Swedish Eliteserien team that can't sign NHL players at this point. Strahle reports that Ericsson's option to play with vita Hasten of the Swedish first division, two steps below the Eliteserien, would also be prohibitively expensive given the cost of insuring his salary: Continue reading "Red Wings mid-day news: European possibilities and Zetterberg hard at PR work"
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