In 2011 when Brian Rafalski told the Wings he was suddenly retiring it left a huge hole on their blue line.
One player they were looking at in free agency, but wouldn’t overpay for, was Christian Ehrhoff.
Well it appears Ehrhoff is back to being available.
TSN.ca’s Bob McKenzie reported Sunday morning that Ehrhoff is being bought out by the Sabres.
If he is that’ll make him an unrestricted free agent and he can sign with any team on July 1.
Ehrhoff still had seven years left on a 10-year deal with an average salary cap hit of $4 million.
He’s the offensive defenseman the Wings are in need of but he shoots left.
Ehrhoff had six goals and 27 assists in 79 games last season. He however was a -27.
In 692 career regular season games he has 69 goals and 244 assists. In the playoffs he’s totaled seven goals and 27 assists in 73 games.