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Red Wings trade Andreas Athanasiou to Edmonton Oilers

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Posted at 11:54 AM, Feb 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-24 17:55:34-05

(WXYZ) — The Detroit Red Wings have traded Andreas Athanasiou to the Edmonton Oilers, the team announced on Monday.

According to Detroit, they also traded Ryan Kuffner to the Oilers in exchange for Sam Gagner and a second-round pick in 2020 and 2021.

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It was reported earlier Monday that Detroit was close to trading Athanasiou to the Columbus Blue Jackets.

The 25-year-old will become a restricted free agent at the end of the season,

He debuted for the Red Wings in 2015-16 and played 37 games with the team. In 294 total games, he has 83 goals and 71 assists for a total of 154 points.

Earlier on Monday, ahead of the 3 p.m. deadline, Detroit traded Mike Green to the Edmonton Oilers for Kyle Brodziak and a conditional draft pick.