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06-25-2013, 02:07 PM
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They will try to alleviate this logjam by trading somebody this weekend. Scrappy Jordin Tootoo is available, according to a source, and chances are, so is fourth-line center Cory Emmerton.

Tootoo was a frequent healthy scratch the second half of the season and appeared in only one playoff game. He has two years remaining at $1.9 million per season. Emmerton's spot likely will be assumed by Joakim Andersson, assuming Darren Helm is healthy next season and returns to his third-line center slot.
The Wings may use one of their compliance buyouts on Tootoo if they can't find a taker.

The Red Wings will attempt to trade Filppula's negotiating rights for a conditional draft pick this weekend if the sides remain far apart on a contract. They continue to talk, but it does not appear as if a deal will get done because Filppula has been seeking a long-term contract worth more than $5 million a season, more than the club is willing to give.

If Filppula isn't re-signed, the Red Wings would prefer to acquire a center to replace him. Stephen Weiss of Florida is a potential free-agent option.

Weiss will have many teams interested in him. Florida wants to keep him. Wings. Stars. Leafs.

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