Report: Detroit won't re-sign Quincey, Richards

Posted: 11:32 AM, May 19, 2016
Updated: 2016-05-19 11:32:05-04

When the Detroit Red Wings begin the final season at Joe Louis Arena this fall, they will be without defenseman Kyle Quincey and forward Brad Richards. That's according to Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press.

Red Wings General Manager Ken Holland told the Free Press that he "definitely" won't sign either player before July 1. Both players will become unrestricted free agents and can sign with any team.

Quincey, 30, has spent the last five seasons in Detroit. He was traded to Detroit from the Colorado Avalanche in the 2011-12 season. When his contract expired after the 2013-14 season, Detroit re-signed him for two years at $8.5 million.

He scored 14 goals and had 34 assists during his stint in Detroit. He was a +13.

Richards, 36, was signed to a one-year contract last summer, but never played to his full expectations. He scored 10 goals and had 18 assists in 68 games and had just one goal in the Red Wings 5-game playoff series.