By @StefanKubus –
On the heels of making one trade, the Red Wings immediately made another to shed some money off the top of the salary cap.
Just after it was announced that Ryan Sproul was dealt to the New York Rangers in exchange for forward Matt Puempel, TSN’s Bob McKenzie first reported that Detroit dealt Riley Sheahan and a 2018 fifth-round pick to the Pittsburgh Penguins in exchange for forward Scott Wilson and a third-round pick in 2018.
With the Wings having just signed Andreas Athanasiou to a one-year deal, Detroit moved both Ryan Sproul and now Riley Sheahan to make financial room for Athanasiou.
Sheahan, 25, recorded 38 goals and 98 points in 292 career games with Detroit. In eight games this season, he did not record a point.
Wilson, also 25, was the Penguins’ seventh-round pick in 2011. The 5-foot-11 forward potted 26 points in 78 games last season with the Pens and another six in 20 playoff games en route to a Stanley Cup. Wilson appeared in three games this season for the Pens.