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The Daily: Karlsson Torn About Future; Niederbach Back in SHL

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Theodor Niederbach, Detroit Red Wings prospect

Detroit Red Wings forward prospect Theodor Niederbach will be back in the Swedish Hockey League next season, thanks to MoDo’s 4-0 win against Djurgarden of Game 7 of the Hockey Allsvenskan championship series.

That win moves Modo back into Sweden’s top league. Niederbach (drafted 51st by the Detroit Red Wings in 2020) is signed with MoDo for a couple of seasons. Niederbach has not developed like the Red Wings hoped he would, but he had a good playoff with 12 points in 17 games.

He had 18 points in 31 games for MoDo in the regular-season. Niederbach is 21, and he would have to show significant improvement next season in the SHL to get pointed to the NHL.

Red Wings’ Offseason

Three Red Wings prospect defensemen (Donovan Sebrango, Seth Barton and Eemil Viro) are playing for the Toledo Walleye in the ECHL playoffs. All of three of them scored a goal in the four-game sweep against the Indy Fuel in the opening round. Barton leads all Walleye defenseman with four points. He’s also +3.

Red Wings In Case You Missed It

  • Shawn Horcoff finds that serving as general manager of the Grand Rapids Griffins is a challenging job.
  • Bob Duff writes that there are reasons to re-sign Pius Suter and other reasons to let him explore the free agent marketplace.
  • Matt Dumba and Connor Clifton are among the most desirable right-shot defensemen who will be unrestricted free agents this summer. The Red Wings are in the market for a right-shot defenseman.
  •  Historically, the No. 9 drafting position and yielded plenty of talent.

Hockey Now Network

Boston: Bruins captain Patrice Bergeron, 37, was playing with a herniated disc. He said he needs time to determine his future. Retirement seems like a possibility. Boston Bruins. 

Calgary: Keep an eye on former GM Brad Treliving. He could end up a candidate for a few openings around the NHL. Calgary Flames’ former

Colorado: Evan Rawal writes about how Philipp Grubauer exacted his revenge against the Colorado Avalanche by eliminating the defending Stanley Cup champions from the playoffs. Colorado Avalanche. 

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Florida: George Richards explains how the Panthers took down the record-setting Boston Bruins. Florida Panthers. 

Montreal:  Marc Dumont writes that the Canadiens can afford to explore their goaltending options this offseason. Montreal Canadiens.

Pittsburgh: Dan Kingerski weighs in on what the Penguins need to do to get back in the NHL playoffs next season. Pittsburgh Penguins.

San Jose: Sharks coach David Quinn says Erik Karlsson is torn about whether to stay with the Sharks or accept a trade elsewhere. San Jose Sharks.