DETROIT — Fabian Brunnstrom saw the writing on the wall.
Therefore he has decided to take his services elsewhere.
According to the Swedish paper Expressen, Brunnstrom has signed a three-year deal with Frolunda in the Swedish Elite League.
After making the team out of training camp, Brunnstrom could never crack the lineup and when he did he didn’t earn much playing time.
Then he ran into the wrong end of the numbers game with the Wings.
“We haven’t written him off, but we’ve got a couple of things in play,” Wings general manager Ken Holland said earlier this offseason.
The numbers concern was the Wings’ 50-man roster limit.
“We want to explore what’s out there,” Holland said. “I think Brunnstrom is a good player, but we need leadership, toughness down there. We’re exploring the market.”
Brunnstrom, who had one assist in five games in Detroit, had 12 goals and 23 assists in 45 games with the Griffins last season.