DETROIT — The Wings have made an offer to Carlo Colaiacovo according to a someone within the organization.
Detroit has offered him a two-year deal worth $2.7 million a season.
It’s just one more defenseman the Wings have tried to add this offseason.
Earlier this month, a source confirmed that Detroit has been in contact with the Calgary Flames about trading for defenseman Jay Bouwmeester.
The Wings are in need of a top four defensemen, which there are none left on the open market and therefore a trade may need to be made in order to fill that void.
The Wings had a distinct game plan once free agency started after losing Nicklas Lidstrom (retirement) and Brad Stuart (trade).
They made pitches to the unrestricted free agent defenseman Ryan Suter.
After losing out on him the Wings turned their attention to signing restricted free agent Shea Weber to an offer sheet. Weber however chose to sign an offer sheet with the Philadelphia Flyers and it was matched by the Nashville Predators.
The Flyers offered Weber $110 million over 14 years.
The Wings currently have six defensemen under contract — Niklas Kronwall, Ian White, Jonathan Ericsson, Kyle Quincey, Brendan Smith and Jakub Kindl.
The Wings are $13 million under the salary cap.
Colaiacovo, who was drafted 17th overall by Toronto in the 2001 NHL Entry Draft, has been bothered by injuries that has hindered his career.