Detroit Red Wings Rumors: Team To Move On From Defenseman

The Detroit Red Wings are expected to part ways with defenseman Robert Hagg during the upcoming offseason.

Hagg, who joined the team on a one-year contract, failed to make a significant impact during his time in Detroit. Despite battling through injuries throughout the season, he only managed to contribute one goal and four points in 30 games played.

With a career total of 63 points over 338 games, Hagg has represented four different teams, spending his first five NHL seasons with the Philadelphia Flyers.

The Red Wings are now shifting their focus towards younger defensemen like Simon Edvinsson and Albert Johansson, signaling a move towards building a new core on the blue line.

Hagg's limited role as a third-pairing defenseman and his average performance have made his future with the team uncertain. It appears that Detroit is seeking fresh talent and a different skill set to strengthen their defensive lineup.

As an unrestricted free agent, Hagg will likely prioritize opportunities for playing time over financial considerations, given that he is not expected to command a significant contract.

It remains to be seen if he will find a new team where he can secure a spot in the top six defensemen.

However, it is evident that Hagg's time in Detroit is nearing its end as the Red Wings explore other options to bolster their defensive corps. Photo Credit: James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports