The Free Press’s Helene St. James complements her regular-season grades with a breakdown of the Red Wings’ roster as she believes will return, leave, and/or may provide possible potential going forward:
F Andreas Athanasiou
Status: Restricted free agent. He has arbitration rights this summer so there’ll be no holdout like last year. The club has the right to select a one-year or two-year deal.
F Tyler Bertuzzi
Status: Restricted free agent. Does not have arbitration rights. He used 48 games this season to show he’s a top-six guy, adding grit to the lineup. Look for a two-year deal.
F David Booth
Status: Unrestricted free agent. Will not be re-signed.
G Jared Coreau
Status: Unrestricted free agent. May still have a future with Grand Rapids Griffins, but disappointed during his time in Detroit and does not figure as the backup to Howard.