2017 NHL Free Agency rumor: Red Wings in mix for D Trevor Daley

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Trevor Daley of the Pittsburgh Penguins celebrates after defeating the Nashville Predators 2-0 in Game Six of the 2017 NHL Stanley Cup Final at the Bridgestone Arena on June 11, 2017 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

DETROIT - With Saturday's NHL free agency approaching, rumors are starting to fly. 

The latest one involving the Detroit Red Wings is that they are in the mix for acquiring defenseman Trevor Daley, who is an unrestricted free agent. 

The 33-year-old veteran defenseman is known for his strong puck movement and offensive contributions. The Pittsburgh Penguins picked him up from the Chicago Blackhawks before the trade deadline in December 2015. He helped them on their Stanley Cup quest, then helped them repeat the championship this year. 

Daley suffered a serious knee injury in February but returned to play in April, just in time to get in shape for another playoff run with the Penguins. He contributed 5 points in 21 playoff games. 

The Red Wings apparently are shopping for a defenseman. Daley would offer more veteran depth on the blueline and likely would be signed to a one or two-year deal. The Penguins were paying him $2.7 million last season, according to sportrac.

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