During Saturday’s Headlines segment, Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman reported that the Red Wings would likely go all the way with demoting Kindl to the AHL.
On that price:
Now, perhaps the Red Wings could trade Kindl at some point, but apparently other teams didn’t want to take on the blueliner at that full cap hit.
It’s possible that Kyle Quincey‘s potential return (and the $4.25 million cap hit) is causing some of Detroit’s cap crunch, which necessitates this move … and maybe others?
Again, more on that here.