Red Wings schedule Yzerman presser for 5:45 PM

The Detroit Red Wings are holding a press conference in which GM Steve Yzerman will discuss the team’s free agency haul today at 5:45 PM. You can watch the presser on YouTube or Twitter:

Update: From the presser:

Steve Yzerman on signing players to short-term deals: “We’re just trying to move cautiously in the climate we’re in – with uncertainty with the salary cap for years to come.”

Said he’d be ready to sign long-term deals, the Red Wings just want to “move slowly for the time being.”— Brad Galli (@BradGalli) October 12, 2020

Steve Yzerman said he expects to talk with Anthony Mantha’s agent in the coming days.

“I’m confident we’ll get a deal done.”— Brad Galli (@BradGalli) October 12, 2020

Steve Yzerman says the Red Wings won’t be “terribly active” in free agency going forward.

He expects to turn his attention to trades, looking to potentially make deals with teams who are cap-crunched.— Brad Galli (@BradGalli) October 12, 2020

When asked about RFAs Tyler Bertuzzi and Anthony Mantha, Yzerman said he is still confident deals will get done with both of them. @DetroitRedWings— Daniella Bruce (@daniellabruce_) October 12, 2020

Steve Yzerman on signing local guys to the Red Wings: “It’s a target because we like the player. It’s a bonus that they’re from Detroit.”— Brad Galli (@BradGalli) October 12, 2020

Steve Yzerman said he doesn’t really remember Vladislav Namestnikov around the Red Wings room when he was little. He said they did talk about it when he drafted him in Tampa.— Brad Galli (@BradGalli) October 12, 2020

the comfy hockey executive has once again logged on— Kyle M. (@KyleWIIM) October 12, 2020

Yzerman optimistic will be worked out with RFA’s Bertuzzi/Manthain the near future; as for the short-term deals over the weekend, he likes the flexibility they provide— Ted Kulfan (@tkulfan) October 12, 2020

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