Sounds like Ericsson is leaning towards staying

DETROIT — It looks like defenseman Jonathan Ericsson will remain with the Wings, but he has yet to sign anything.

“I am set to stay,” Ericsson told Swedish newspaper Norrkopings Tidningar. “It should happen within a week. From 1 July, although other clubs come into the picture. I’m not worried, it will work out.”

The Wings have reportedly offered Ericsson a multi-year deal with would pay him around $2 million a season. He earned $900,000 last season.

However, the main sticking point seems to be whether Ericsson will move right into the spot vacated by Brian Rafaslki.

“I had hoped to get his place, but they have said they are looking for a new (defenseman) there,” Ericsson told the newspaper. “I like it in Detroit. The contract proposals, we have talked about two or four years.”

Where he fits in the organization also seems to be the main sticking points in negotiations with unrestricted free agent forwards Patrick Eaves and Drew Miller.

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