3 Red Wings Players Who Won’t Be Back Next Season

The Detroit Red Wings have once again taken a step forward this season and are set to battle it out for one of the final playoff spots in the East until the final day. The younger players are finding roles on the team and there may be some different offseason additions to make the team more successful. This should see the Red Wings part with some players, so let's take a look at who could be gone.

David Perron

The Red Wings have gotten alright production by the veteran David Perron, but he is starting to decline offensively. With so many young players in the lineup and in the system, his spot will likely be used on someone else. This will open up some money and since he is a UFA, it is an easy departure. As he's turning 36 soon, the decline may only pick up even more.

Shayne Gostisbehere

The defense was really addressed with a lot of extensions and signings over the last year for the Red Wings. This has worked to an extent, but there needs to be some changes. While the team doesn't necessarily like Justin Holl and Jeff Petry, there were some rumors that Shayne Gostisbehere was potentially going to be dealt at the deadline, opening up a spot. There will definitely have to be a full time role on the Red Wings for Simon Edvinsson next season, and that should come in place of Gostisbehere, while again saving money.

James Reimer

The Red Wings' season has been saved by Alex Lyon. He has worked his way from a third-string goalie to the starter and has played very well. With injuries to the others and consistent play by him, this was made possible. Since Ville Husso still has another year left on his deal, the only logical move in the offseason is to let the UFA James Reimer walk and hit free agency. Lyon is not a third-string goalie from his play last season and this one and Detroit knows it.

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