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Red Wings on the verge of signing Jonathan Ericsson to a contract extension

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Despite the 7-game losing streak and impending loss of Danny DeKeyser for the next 1-2 weeks with a separated shoulder the Red Wings may find some solace in the report that they are on the verge of signing d-man Jonathan Ericsson to a contract extension.

The news was first reported by TSN’s Bob McKenzie who says the deal could be in and around four to five years and include a cap hit around $4 million per season (or maybe a little higher).

Ericsson (29) is set to become a free agent at the end of the season. He currently is second among Red Wing defenseman averaging 22:13 minutes of ice time which includes 3:13 on the penalty kill.

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