The agent for Andreas Athanasiou said there is a wide gap between offers the young forward has received from the Detroit Red Wings and some KHL clubs.

Athanasiou, a restricted free agent, is in the process of deciding if he wants to stay in the NHL or play in Russia.

"Andreas is evaluating the pros and cons of all the offers," agent Darren Ferris said in a text to MLive. "Andreas loves Detroit and especially the Detroit fans but he has to really consider the serious offers from the KHL he has before him. There is a considerable difference in the amount of money."

Ferris said on Monday he is expecting to have a decision this week.

Red Wings general manager Ken Holland said he remains in contact with Ferris but "the ball is in their court. They have a decision to make."

Holland said he has made multiple good-faith offers based on comparables -- NHL players of similar age and accomplishments (games, goals, points per game, etc.).