According to a news source, The Athletic. Detroit Red Wings restricted free agent has received a contract offer from a KHL team. Andreas is considering that offer according to his agent.
Ken Holland is now in a hotter seat than ever as now one of the fan favorite young stars might be packing his bags and leaving the winged wheel for atleast a season. Athanasiou and the wings have shared contract offers but none are yet to be signed as the wings are over cap and look to stay that way till after the pre season.
Athanasiou hasn’t played much, mostly third and fourth line but when he’s on the ice he is a fast and scoring sniper. Scoring many breakaway goals last season, and providing a huge offensive upside, Athanasiou could be another bad Ken Holland non signing if he accepts the offer. This is why the wings need to free up cap, to get players like Athanasiou, and lose some others.