Red Wings' Tomas Tatar: Shielded from Golden Knights

Tatar, who's recovering from shoulder surgery, won't be available to the Golden Knights in the expansion draft, Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press reports.

Hot sauce is one of the Red Wings' most prolific scorers, as he led the club with 25 goals this past season. Throwing away that production would be detrimental to a franchise that prides itself on having an offensively laden top six. Re-signing Tatar, a pending restricted free agent, should be a top priority for GM Ken Holland this summer, and one can expect the Slovak to get a substantial raise over the $2.75 average annual value he had earned over the life of a three-year deal.

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