The start of NHL free-agency commences at 12:00 PM EST tomorrow afternoon, and one of the top names that will be available is defenseman Torey Krug of the Boston Bruins.
According to a report from TSN Hockey Insider Frank Seravalli, the Bruins aren’t budging on their offer to Krug, which is a reported six-year deal worth an AAV of $6.5 million. However, the door is reportedly still open after Krug explores his options:
There are openings on the Red Wings blue line after it was announced that the team will not be offering new deals to the likes of Jonathan Ericsson, Trevor Daley, and Madison Bowey.
Signed by the Bruins as an undrafted free agent in 2012, Krug has appeared in 523 total NHL regular season games, registering 67 goals and 270 assists, and has twice played in the Stanley Cup Finals.
Red Wings GM Steve Yzerman confirms two additional players won’t return
The Detroit Red Wings wrapped up a busy draft day by sharing the news that next year’s version of the team will look far different than 2019-20.
In addition to defenseman Madison Bowey not receiving a qualifying offer, GM Steve Yzerman said that the same goes for forwards Brendan Perlini and Cristoffer Ehn.
#RedWings Yzerman said they also didn't qualify Brendan Perlini and Christoffer Ehn, among with Madison Bowey. All UFAs now.
— Ansar Khan (@AnsarKhanMLive) October 7, 2020
Ehn, a Swedish native, was originally selected in the fourth round (No. 106) of the 2014 NHL Draft by Detroit, and has played in 114 total NHL games, registering five goals and eight assists.
Perlini was originally drafted by the Arizona Coyotes 12th overall in the 2014 NHL Draft, and later played for the Chicago Blackhawks before being dealt to Detroit last October. He finished the 2019-20 season with one goal and three assists in 39 games.
Both players will now become unrestricted free agents.