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by Paul on 08/20/13 at 10:00 AM ET
Update: The Detroit Free Press confirms in article form:
The Detroit Red Wings locked up the last of their restricted free agents today, signing Gustav Nyquist to a two-year contract.
The deal is for $1.9 million, with a salary cap hit of $950,000.
Nyquist, who turns 24 in two weeks, had three goals and three assists in 22 games for the Wings last season, and contributed two goals and three assists in 14 playoff appearances.
A fourth-round pick from 2008, Nyquist had a standout career at Maine before turning pro in 2010. He plays a very smart, skilled game, fitting in among the top-six group but also adept at creating a third line capable of being difficult to play against.
As does the Detroit News's Ted Kulfan...
Everyone is now signed, sealed and ready for training camp.
The last piece of business for the Red Wings was officially completed Tuesday morning as restricted free-agent forward Gustav Nyquist agreed to a two-year contract worth $1.9 million.
Nyquist, who'll be 24 on Sept. 1, scored three goals (with three assists) in 22 regular-season games and two goals and three assists in 14 playoff games.
Training camp begins Sept. 12. Nyquist's signing gives the Wings 25 players under contract -- there are 23 on a regular-season roster -- including 16 forwards. The Red Wings plan on having 14 forwards, so general manager Ken Holland still has some work to do.
With Nyquist's signing, the team is also slightly over the $64.3 million salary cap.
The Macomb Daily's Chuck Pleiness...
The Detroit Red Wings and restricted free agent forward Gustav Nyquist have agreed on a two-year deal.
The average salary cap hit will be $950,000.
And MLive's Josh Slaghter:
As expected, the Detroit Red Wings have reached a new deal with restricted free agent Gustav Nyquist.
The 23-year-old forward appeared in 22 games for Detroit during the regular season, and then appeared in all 14 of the Red Wings' playoff games.
Nyquist received a two-year contact from Detroit that has an annual cap hit of $950,000.
Update #2: It's official?
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