DETROIT — The Detroit Red Wing are in need of more offense from their top line.
They have a solid one on one matchup against the Pittsburgh Penguins on Tuesday night and have an intriguing matchup with the Philadelphia Flyers on Thursday.
But there are also some players who could be available this week, according to a report from USA Today.
They’re defenseman Niklas Kronwall, who had a career-high 22 points last season and has eight goals and nine assists in 20 games this season.
Detroit is on the hunt for scoring and defensemen Brad Stuart and Christian Ehrhoff have both been acquired.
Ehrhhoff is coming off a strong postseason with Pittsburgh.
He has nine goals and 14 points in 20 career playoff games, and has also helped the Red Wings clinch the Stanley Cup.
Kronwall was a two-time All-Star and has nine points in 29 career postseason games.
He had nine points (two goals, six assists) in seven playoff games last season, but missed seven games with an injury.
The Red Wings have also been linked to goalie Jonathan Bernier, who has eight wins in 18 starts.
His .937 save percentage last season was fourth best in the NHL.
He could be a good fit on the Red Wing’s top line, especially with Brad Richards and Dylan Larkin still on the roster.
“They’re both young guys,” Kronwall said.
“I think we’re just trying to find a way to find something that’s going to fit together.”