Red Wings, Mike Green agree to $10.75M, 2-year contract

The Detroit Red Wings signed defenseman Mike Green to a two-year extension on Sunday. He will receive $10.75 million, the Associated Press reported Saturday.
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Green, 32, will count $5.375 million against the salary cap over the next two seasons. Green is taking a pay cut from his previous $6 million salary to stay with the team.

Green was considered one of the top pending free-agent blueliners available after former teammate John Carlson re-signed with the Washington Capitals for $64 million over eight years.

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ESPN reported on Thursday that Kanter would opt in unless there was a significant change in the free-agent market.

With Kanter on the roster for the 2018-19 season, the Knicks will have limited money to offer free agents this summer.

New York is currently projected to have an $8.6 million non-tax midlevel exception and a $3.4 million biannual exception to offer 2018 free agents.

Kanter will likely start at center for New York next season. He averaged 14 points and 11 rebounds in 71 starts for the Knicks, who finished the season 23-59.

According to ESPN Stats & Information, Kanter was the first Knicks player to average a double-double since San Jose Sharks Youth Jersey Tyson Chandler in 2012-13, Chandler’s only All-Star season. Kanter finished fourth in the NBA in offensive rebounds per game with 3.8.