The Detroit Red Wings officially cut ties Tuesday with goalie Tom McCollum. McCollum, now a free agent, joined the Grand Rapids Griffins late in the season but did not play in the Calder Cup Finals.
The Detroit News is reporting that talks with Valtteri Filppula have not gone well and that Filppula will test the free agent waters.
The Detroit News also says the Wings will buy out the contract of Carlo Colaiacovo.
And what about Tampa Bay center Vincent Lecavalier? Kris Draper told 1130 WDFN's Matt Shepard on Wednesday morning that the Wings met with Lecavalier but were okay with not getting him. SI.com is reporting that Lecavalier will sign with the Philadelphia Flyers.