The lone unsigned restricted free agent on the roster is forward Andreas Athanasiou. And it’s likely to stay that way for a little while, as the Red Wings deal with the salary cap issues.
General manager Ken Holland said he’s exchanged offers with Athanasiou’s representatives as talks continue.
The Red Wings will get $3.95 million of salary-cap relief with Johan Franzen gets placed on long-term injured reserve (LTIR), but that will only leave approximately $1.4 million for signing Athanasiou (likely not enough money) and recalling a player from Grand Rapids during the season if someone goes on short-term IR.
http://www.detroitnews.com/story/sports ... 104608544/
Reason number 639 Holland needs to go ASAP