On the Arizona Coyotes …
Craig Morgan: [Morgan] doesn’t think the Coyotes will look to make a significant blue line addition until they get a better sense as to when Jakob Chychrun will return from his offseason training injury.
On the Dallas Stars …
Sean Shapiro of the Wrong Side of the Redline: (recent mailbag) Asked about what Tyler Seguin’s next contract could look like. Seguin’s next deal will likely be an eight-year deal at around $10 million per season. The Stars would likely want to get him signed for the same as Jamie Benn – $9.5 million per season.
On the Detroit Red Wings …
GM Ken Holland sees them being just over the $75 million cap ceiling if nobody else goes on the LTIR. They’d need to trade or waive someone if that was the case, with Holland saying they’ll wait to see how training camp plays out.
After Franzen is placed on the LTIR, the Wings sit at about $73.6 million with Athanasiou left to sign.
Contract talks with Anthansiou are ongoing.
“I made a number of offers; we continue to talk,” Holland said. “We’ve had a number of conversations.”
Holland wouldn’t say what term length they are talking about. He could get a two-year bridge deal.
Jonathan Ericsson (wrist), Tomas Tatar (shoulder), Luke Glendening (ankle) and Niklas Kronwall (knee) are expected to be ready for the start of the season. They are not certain about Ryan Sproul who had ACL surgery.
“If everybody is healthy when we get to opening day, we’ll probably have to make a move,” Holland said. “I’m anticipating we’ll be over by a little bit.”
The Red Wings will be in contact with Will Butcher’s camp when he becomes agent on August 15th.
The Red Wings are close to signing RFA defenseman Robbie Russo.