Re-signed by Red Wings.

NBC SPORTS: Joe Yerdon reports the Detroit Red Wings have re-signed defenseman Niklas Kronwall to a seven-year contract extension. Kronwall was eligible for UFA status next summer. Details to follow…

UPDATE: TSN report the deal is worth an average cap hit of $4.75 million per season. No word if it’s front-or back-loaded.

CapGeek.com has the breakdown, and yes, it’s front-loaded. $4.5 million in the first season, $6 million per for the next three seasons, $5.5 million in season five, $3.5 million in season six, and $1.75 million in season seven. It also has a full NTC through 2016-17, then a modified one for the final two seasons, where he would submit a ten-team trade list.