The KHL appears to be a realistic landing spot for Detroit Red Wings restricted free agent Andreas Athanasiou. According to TSN Hockey Insider Darren Dreger, Athanasiou is in ongoing contract talks with KHL teams and barring a change in Detroit's negotiation stance, indications are the 23-year-old will jump to the Russian league. Athanasiou's agent, Darren Ferris, said last month the forward had received multiple offers from the KHL which were worth more than the top offer from the Red Wings. Athanasiou scored 18 goals and added 11 assists in 64 games with the Red Wings last season. He debuted during the 2015-16 campaign and scored nine goals and 14 points in 37 games.
Red Wings' Athanasiou negotiating in KHL
TSN | Sep 5