Wings continue talks with Abdelkader; still no decision on Holmstrom

DETROIT – The Wings and restricted free agent Justin Abdelkader continue to talk on a new deal.

“I believe we’re close,” Wings general manager Ken Holland said.

The Wings would like to get Abdelkader, who didn’t file for salary arbitration, to sign a four-year deal at just under $2 million a season.

He earned $825,000 last season.

Holland has talked to Tomas Holmstrom regarding what his plans are for the upcoming season, but there has been no decision made.

With the additions of Mikael Samuelsson, Jordin Tootoo and Damien Brunner up front, Holmstrom may opt to retire rather than fight for a spot in training camp.

About these ads

One response to “Wings continue talks with Abdelkader; still no decision on Holmstrom

  1. Pingback: Red Wings mid-day news: a little revision and editing and Swedish Wing talk | The Vancouver Canucks

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s