DETROIT – With the NHL Entry Draft behind them, the Detroit Red Wings will now focus on their unrestricted free agents, namely forwards Patrick Eaves and Drew Miller and defenseman Jonathan Ericsson.
“We’ve talked to all of their agents,” Wings assistant general manager Jim Nill said. “We’ll probably get more done next week.”
The Wings have made offers to all three.
“This week we focused on the draft,” Nill said. “We’ll get working more on that next week and hopefully get them all signed up.”
The Wings are believed to have offered Ericsson a multi-year deal worth just over $2 million a season.
“We’re in the same ballpark,” Wings GM Ken Holland said Friday.
Holland is waiting to hear back from the agents for Eaves and Miller.
“If they have interest, they’ll get back to us,” Holland said.
All three of those players can become unrestricted free agents Friday.