DETROIT – Justin Abdelkader has been waiting on getting a new deal from the Wings.
Now there seems to be a deadline for when he’ll get it.
Wings general manager Ken Holland said he anticipates getting a deal done prior to the CBA expiring on Sept. 15.
“I’ve talked to his agent (Wade Arnott) a few times in the last couple of days and I anticipate we’ll get something done soon. We’ve been close for a few days.”
The deal will be for four years.
Abdelkader, who didn’t file for salary arbitration, earned $825,000 last season.
“I’m going to call my agent today so hopefully it’ll be in the next day,” Abdelkader said. “I would like to get it done before the 15th.”