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.