Talks between Detroit Red Wings general manager Ken Holland and the agent for Andreas Athanasiou have resumed after a lengthy respite, but the sides are not close to a deal. Holland said he has spoken to agent Darren Ferris a couple of times in the past few days but "nothing has changed." Ferris also added "Nothing to update at this time." The Red Wings have offered the unrestricted free-agent forward a two-year deal worth $1.9 million a season, which would buy one year of his arbitration rights. They have also offered a one-year contract at $1.25 million, which would give Athanasiou an opportunity to earn more in 2018-19 through arbitration. Athanasiou is seeking $2.5 million per season. The Red Wings appear to be holding firm on their offer, basing it on comparables. Athanasiou had 18 goals and 27 points in 64 games last season. Overall, he has 27 goals and 43 points in 101 games.
Red Wings, Andreas Athanasiou resume talks, but deal not close
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