Source: Wings, Green agree to deal

FILE - In this Feb. 2, 2018, file photo, Detroit Red Wings' Mike Green (25) clears the puck against the Carolina Hurricanes during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Friday,, in Raleigh, N.C. A person with direct knowledge of the move says the Red Wings have agreed to terms with Green on a $10.75 million, two-year contract. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity on Saturday, June 30, 2018, because the deal had not been announced. The 32-year-old will count $5.375 million against the salary cap over the next two seasons.(AP Photo/Karl B DeBlaker, File)

By STEPHEN WHYNO

AP Hockey Writer

Mike Green is staying with the Detroit Red Wings on a $10.75 million, two-year contract.

A person with direct knowledge of the move told The Associated Press that the Red Wings agreed to terms with the 32-year-old defenseman on the new deal that counts $5.375 million against the salary cap each of the next two seasons. The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity Saturday because the deal had not been announced.

Green was considered one of the top free agent blue liners after former Washington teammate John Carlson re-signed with the Capitals for $64 million over eight years.

Seven of Green’s eight goals came on the power play, where he’s a stabilizing force for Detroit. Twice a runner-up for the Norris Trophy as the NHL’s top defenseman during his time with the Capitals, Green is taking a pay cut from his previous $6 million salary to stay with the Red Wings.

Green has 142 goals and 322 assists for 464 points in 787 regular-season games with Washington and Detroit.

The Red Wings are looking to continue to be active when free agency begins Sunday at noon. Names they have been linked to include unrestricted free agent goaltender Jonathan Bernier and winger Thomas Vanek.

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