Some early reports out, per ESPN, indicate that Ville Leino has re-signed for two more years in Detroit.
The deal is reportedly worth $1.6 million over the two years. Leino is the first free agent to re-sign with the Wings as all of the others have left Motown or, in the case of Jiri Hudler, filed for arbitration.
With Hossa, Kopecky, and Samuelsson gone, there is no doubt that Leino will start the year with the big squad. During his 13 games for the Red Wings last year, he turned in 5 goals and 4 assists. Despite being MIA in the goal column during the playoffs, Leino still showed he has great potential and the right skills for the top level.
More on this as it becomes more official and feel free to chime in below on Leino.