DETROIT — The Wings have made qualifying offers to their other two restricted free agents – Justin Abdelkader and Kyle Quincey – but both aren’t close to signing.
“I’ve talked to both agents last week and I’ll probably see them in Pittsburgh (at the draft),” Wings general manager Ken Holland said. “We’re going to retain their rights. They’ve got arbitration rights. We’ll find a solution, but right now we continue to talk.”
The Wings would like to get Abdelkader to sign a four-year deal at just under $2 million a season.
Quincey could be more difficult to sign at the number the Wings want since he made $3.25 million a year ago. They’re hoping to get him at a modest raise.