30-Year-Old Goalie – Free Agent
Daniel Larsson Contract Information:
Signed a two-year deal to play in the Swedish Elite League in May of 2010. Contract has an out clause after Year 1, and the Red Wings will retain his NHL rights through the 2012-13 season.
Larsson, who has a 2.50 GAA and .910 save percentage in 43 games with AIK in the Swedish Elite League, will become an unrestricted free agent this summer.
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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
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Larsson decided to return to Sweden this offseason, but the Red Wings have his NHL rights through the 2012-13 season. Put simply, he wasn't interested in playing a third season at Grand Rapids (AHL). He could enter the picture to back up Jimmy Howard in 2011-12 if Chris Osgood retires after the 2010-11 campaign as expected.
If the current arrangement holds with Chris Osgood and Ty Conklin holding the two roster spots in goal for the Wings, Larsson will spend this season in Grand Rapids (AHL), likely as the No. 2 behind Jimmy Howard. Detroit suddenly has three potential netminders of the future, although Howard is by far the most NHL-ready of the bunch. Larsson's an intriguing player to keep an eye on, as some scouts have compared him to Henrik Lundqvist.