Report: Red Wings continue to explore trade options for Sabres' Tyler Myers

July 6, 8:52 AM

The Detroit Red Wings wanted a right-handed defenseman on July 1 and they weren't able to pick one up. 

Their interest remains in Buffalo Sabres defenseman Tyler Myers, though, as Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press reports.

The Red Wings continue to circle back to the prospect of trading for the young defenseman, but aren't prepared to give up a large piece of their offense to acquire him.

According to St. James, the asking price for Myers is one of Gustav Nyquist, Tomas Tatar, Tomas Jurco, or 2013 20th overall draft pick Anthony Mantha. The Red Wings don't want to part with any of them.

On top of one of their elite players, Sabres general manager Tim Murray also wants a high draft pick and possibly a second young player.

Although Myers signed a large seven-year, $38.5-million contract in 2012, he made $17 million in his first two seasons. His annual average cap hit is now $5 million, a much more manageable number for the Red Wings.

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