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Wings re-sign Andersson: one year, $815,000


Detroit has re-upped with pending RFA Joakim Andersson on a one-year, $815,000 deal, per ESPN.

The deal represents a slight raise for the Swedish forward, who just finished off a two-year, $1.465 million deal with an average annual cap hit of $732,500.

Andersson, 26, had something of a disappointing campaign in ’14-15 after performing well in his first full NHL season. He scored just eight points in 68 games this year, after scoring 17 in 65 the year prior. He also saw his minutes drop, averaging just 11:30 TOI per night.

It will be interesting, however, to see if Andersson has more success under new Detroit head coach Jeff Blashill. Andersson was a solid contributor for Blashill with AHL Grand Rapids from 2012-13, scoring 78 points in 106 games.