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Report: Wings no longer interested in Phaneuf

Dion Phaneuf

Dion Phaneuf

Juan Ocampo

From Red Wings reporter Ansar Khan of MLive:

Phaneuf was reportedly close to joining the Wings in March. Following the trade deadline, it was reported that the two teams may revisit a deal this summer.

That, apparently, is no longer the case.

Phaneuf, 30, is signed through 2020-21 for a cap hit of $7 million. Like with Phil Kessel, any team that’s interested in acquiring the Leafs’ captain will likely ask that Toronto retains salary in the deal. Doesn’t mean the Leafs will agree to that, but based on what was reported, that may ultimately have been a deal-breaker for the Wings.

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