July 2nd: Detroit has officially announced the signing, as it will be a one-year, $1.125MM deal for Fischer.
July 1st: The Red Wings have been active in filling out their roster today and they’re set to make another addition up front. Craig Morgan of PHNX Sports reports (Twitter link) that Detroit is set to sign winger Christian Fischer to a one-year contract. Financial terms of the deal are not yet known.
Fischer was among the many players non-tendered yesterday to avoid the risk of a higher-than-desired salary arbitration award. The 26-year-old is coming off a bounce-back season offensively, picking up 13 goals and 14 assists in 80 games with Arizona last season. For context, he had just 30 points in the previous three seasons combined, spanning 161 contests.
Assuming a deal is eventually finalized, Fischer should add some grit to Detroit’s bottom six as he’s averaging just under 1.9 hits per game over his seven-year career, spanning 398 games. Fischer’s qualifying offer with Arizona was for just over $1.125MM and considering the fact that he’s coming off the second-best offensive season of his career, it stands to reason that he’ll be landing a nice raise on that amount.