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The Red Wings have signed Troy Stecher to a two-year deal worth $3.4 million ($1.7M AAV).

Stecher is an extremely mobile, puck-moving defenseman that will help the Red Wings' blueline immensely. Stecher set a new career-high in goals (5) last season but went from 19:55 ATOI to 15:21 as he was pushed down the Canucks' depth chart. Expect him to be back near 19:00 ATOI as he moves into the Red Wings' top-4.

Source: Pierre LeBrun 10/16/20, 9:33 am EST

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The Red Wings have signed Thomas Greiss to a two-year deal worth $7.2 million ($3.6M AAV).

Greiss was 16-9-4 with a 2.74 GAA and .913 SV% in 31 games (28 starts) in 2020. During his five years with the Islanders, Greiss was tied for 16th in SV% (.915), t-22 in wins (101) and t-28 in GAA (2.70). Greiss goes from a timeshare with Semyon Varlamov to a timeshare with Jonathan Bernier in Detroit. Expect him to start roughly 50 percent of the games but his win equity will be way lower with the Red Wings.

Source: Elliotte Friedman 10/16/20, 9:21 am EST

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The Red Wings have signed Kyle Criscuolo to a one-year contract.

Criscuolo signed with the Red Wings after four years at Harvard University and played the first two years of his pro career in Grand Rapids (AHL). The 28-year-old had stops in Rochester (BUF), Lehigh Valley (PHI) and San Diego (ANA) over the last three years but now returns to the Red Wings organization. Criscuolo hd eight goals and 16 assists (24 points) in 47 AHL games a season ago.

Source: @DetroitRedWings 10/10/20, 10:16 am EST

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The Red Wings have signed Jon Merrill to a one-year deal worth $925K.

Merrill went to the University of Michigan and will enjoy a homecoming of sorts after signing with the Red Wings. Merrill does not provide a lot in terms of offence, with a career-high of just 15 points, but he is a rock-steady defensive-defensemen. With a number of prospects on the cusp of being NHL-ready, signing Merrill to a one-year deal allows them some extra time to develop.

Source: Frank Seravalli 10/9/20, 4:47 pm EST

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The Red Wings are signing Bobby Ryan to a one-year deal worth $1.0M.

Ryan was bought out after a tough season in Ottawa, scoring just five goals with three assists (eight points) in just 24 games. The Red Wings were looking to add a right-shot forward and Ryan at one-year, $1.0M is a low-risk investment and gives Ryan a chance to play in the top-6 and prove he's still got some game left. Ryan could be a player the Red Wings look to flip at the deadline as well.

Source: Craig Custance 10/9/20, 2:27 pm EST

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The Red Wings have signed Taro Hirose to a one-year, two-way contract ($825K / $160K).

Hirose split his time between the AHL and NHL in 2020. He had seven points (2G / 5A) in 26 games with the Red Wings, to give him 14 points (3G / 11A) in 36 career NHL games. With Grand Rapids (AHL), he had 27 points (5G / 22A) in 35 games and will likely start the 2021 campaign in the minors.

Source: PuckPedia 10/8/20, 3:57 pm EST

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The Red Wings have signed Adam Erne to a one-year contract extension.

Steve Yzerman brought Erne in from Tampa Bay in the summer of 2019, trading a fourth-round pick in 2020. In his first season with the Red Wings, Erne had just two goals and three assists (five points) in 56 games . Erne is a thick, gritty forward who produced high-end offensive numbers in juniors but it has not translated to the pro-level. He has just 32 points (15G / 17A) in 170 career NHL games.

Source: @DetroitRedWings 10/8/20, 4:02 pm EST

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The Red Wings have placed Justin Abdelkader on unconditional waivers for the purpose of a buyout.

Abdelkader had three years left at $4.25M AAV. Buying him out will cost the Red Wings $1.8M AAV in 2021 ($2.4M Savings), $2.3M AAV in 2022 ($1.95M Savings) and $1.06M AAV from 2023 to 2025. Over the last two seasons (Min.120 games played) Abdelkader had the second-fewest points (22) among forwards in the NHL.

Source: Elliotte Friedman 10/6/20, 12:11 pm EST

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The Red Wings have acquired Marc Staal and a 2021 2nd round pick in from the Rangers in exchange for future considerations.

Staal has one-year left on his contract that carries a $5.7M cap-hit. The Rangers gave up a second-round pick to Detroit to take that deal off of their books, clearing cap-space to get RFA's like Ryan Strome, Brendan Lemieux, Tony DeAngelo and Alexandar Georgiev under contract. Staal comes into Detroit to help replace Jonathan Ericsson and Trevor Daley, who the Red Wings announced they will not be bringing back. The 33-year-old had 11 points (2G / 9A) in 52 games in 2020.

Source: Detroit Red Wings 09/28/20, 10:08 am EST

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The Red Wings have signed Sam Gagner to a one-year, $850k contract extension.

Gagner was acquired midseason from the Oilers as a part of the Andreas Athanasiou deal and he scored one goal in six games. The veteran won't be a fantasy asset in 2021 but will help be a mentor in the room, play a bottom-6 role and see some power-play time.

Source: Detroit Red Wings 09/28/20, 10:02 am EST

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The Senators have bought out the final two years of Bobby Ryan's contract.

Ryan had two-years left on a seven-year deal that carried a $7.25M AAV cap-hit. The buyout will cost Ottawa just over $3.5M over the next two seasons and $1.83M in 2023 and 2024. Ryan had just five goals with three assists (eight points) in 24 games this past season but there is a good chance he will be brought in on a low-cost, incentive driven contract, similar to what Corey Perry got from the Dallas Stars.

Source: Ottawa Senators 09/28/20, 9:44 am EST

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