Red Wings, Mike Green agree to 2-year deal: report
Defenceman was considered a top pending free agent
A person with direct knowledge of the move says the Detroit Red Wings have agreed to terms with defenceman Mike Green on a $10.75 million US, two-year contract.
The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Saturday because the deal had not been announced. The 32-year-old will count $5.375 million against the salary cap over the next two seasons.
Green was considered one of the top pending free agent blue liners available after former Washington teammate John Carlson re-signed with the Capitals for $64 million over eight years. He put up eight goals and 25 assists for 33 points in 66 games before his season was cut short by a neck injury.
Seven of Green's eight goals came on the power play, where he's a stabilizing force for Detroit. Twice a runner-up for the Norris Trophy as the NHL's top defenceman during his time with the Capitals, Green is taking a pay cut from his previous $6 million salary to stay with the Red Wings.