DETROIT >> Wings general manager Ken Holland confirmed that Todd Bertuzzi and Mikael Samuelsson won’t be returning next season.
As far as the rest of the unrestricted players go, the team will take a wait-and-see approach.
“The other guys I’m not sure,” Holland said. “I basically told the other agents we’re not doing anything right now. Under the CBA on June 27, which is next Wednesday, we can start talking to potential unrestricted free agents.
Bertuzzi, 39, had nine goals, seven assists and was a minus-17 in 59 games last season.
Samuelsson, 37, had one goal, three assists and was a minus-7 in 31 games over two seasons.
“There’s a lot of chatter about trades, but I don’t know if things will come to fruition or not,” Holland said. “If we go out and sign one or two people we’re basically done. These guys might be the best options we’ve got, but right now we want to keep our options open so we can explore.”
There is also no more news regarding who’ll back up Jimmy Howard next season.