The Swedish newspaper Afton Bladet claims the Red Wing are interested in signing Mikael Samuelsson.
Partial translation: Samuelsson won't tell which NHL - law as he negotiate with. But under several duties to Sportbladet is Samuelsson close one contract with Detroit Rode Wings. Detroit guidance was asking me for any days sedan about what self feel if Samuelsson and self hara only colour slide that say if Micke , says Second Lily , fresh in Detroit. Detroit Europe scout Håkan Andersson am confirming also Detroit interest. Wes ska had multi performer , the vet self. Sedan have I commend Samuelsson for remember boss and to difference from a part second free agent is he hyfsat young , says Andersson.
update 9:17am, Thanks to reader Daniel for a better translation of the article:
Samuelsson to the NHL
According to information to Sportbladet, Mikael Samuelsson's next address is Detroit Red Wings.
"That's correct, something's brewing," he says.
Mikael Samulesson's be or not to be in the Elite League has been one long story this year. Now it's about to end.
Samuelsson was scheduled to play for Rapperswil in Switzerland this weekend, but now things have started to move for the former Södertälje-player. Samuelsson's stock is rising.
Yesterday he decided to break a a new short-time contract with Rapperswil.
"Yes, that's correct. Something's brewing. There's no use going down to Switzerland now," says Mikael Samuelsson.
Contract with Detroit
Samuelsson didn't want to tell us which NHL-team he's negotiating with, but according to information to Sportbladet, he's near a contract with Detroit.
"Detroit management asked me the other day what I thought of Samuelsson, and I've only got positive things to say about Micke," says Andreas Lilja, new in Detroit.
Detroit's European scout, Håkan Andersson, confirms Detroit's interest.
"We need several players, I know that. I've also praised Samuelsson to my bosses och compared to other Free Agents he's still pretty young, " says Andersson.
Seven Swedes on the Roster
If Samuelsson signs with Detroit, the Red Wings will have seven Swedes this winter: Johan Franzen, Niklas Kronwall, Niklas Lidström, Tomas Holmström, Henrik Zetterberg, Andreas Lilja and Samuelsson