Red Wings GM Ken Holland hopes to re-sign Daniel Alfredsson, and Bruins blueliner Torey Krug gets an offer from the KHL.
MLIVE.COM: Ansar Khan reports Detroit Red Wings general manager Ken Holland said his club will likely try to re-sign Daniel Alfredsson if the veteran winger decides to return for another season. If Alfredsson returns, Khan notes the Wings will have fourteen forwards under one-way contract, but suggests Tomas Jurco can be returned to the minors as he’s still on his entry-level contract and exempt from waivers. Holland also said he’s not looking to add another defenseman or forward via free agency.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: Alfredsson is reportedly skating in Sweden and will decide about his future before training camp opens next month. He’s indicated if he does return for another season it’ll only be with the Red Wings. Given the slim pickings remaining in this summer’s UFA market it’s not surprising Holland isn’t interested in signing one of them.
CSNNE.COM: Joe Haggerty reports a source claims Boston Bruins restricted free agent defenseman Torey Krug has received a “sizable offer” from an unidentified KHL team, with a “good chunk” of his money coming via a signing bonus. Haggerty considers it “highly, highly unlikely” Krug bolts for the KHL.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: He probably won’t, but his agent could try to use the offer as leverage in negotiations with the Bruins.