Detroit Red Wings Rumors: Two Players Not Expected Back Next Season

The Detroit Red Wings are coming off another losing season, but showed improvement this year, recording a 35-37-8 record and 86 points, missing out of a Wild Card spot by 12 points.

Steve Yzerman and Detroit are expected to have another busy offseason as they look to bolster their roster even more and compete for a playoff position.

There will likely be several names on the way out this summer, including goaltender Magnus Hellberg and defenseman Robert Hagg. 

Hagg was brought in last summer on a one-year deal, and he wound up recording just a goal and four points over 30 games, while dealing with injuries for much of the season.

For his career, the 28-year former second-round pick has racked up 63 points over 338 games, while playing for four different teams. He spent the first five seasons of his NHL career with the Philadelphia Flyers.

He'll likely land another short contract with a team looking for some bottom-pairing minutes this offseason.

Magnus Hellberg signed a one-year deal to return to the Red Wings last summer as well, and he went on to record a poor .885 save percentage with a 3.29 goals against average (GAA) across 17 games and 13 starts. 

At 32-years old, the Red Wings will likely opt to move on from him and find another option on the open market. 

He's a former second-round pick by the Nashville Predators in the 2011 NHL Draft.
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