It appears the Detroit Red Wings are taking a wait-and-see approach with free agent Alexander Semin. At one time Semin was believed to be the Red Wings' "Plan B" if they missed out on Zach Parise. However, now that they have in fact missed out on Parise, it's becoming clear than Shane Doan is likely the team's "Plan B" and Semin is a bit farther down the list.
Across the NHL right now, there isn't believed to be a whole lot of interest in Semin. While the Red Wings are one of the teams mentioned as having actually expressed "real interest" in him, general manager Ken Holland told MLive that they aren't doing anything with Semin right now.
"I talked to his agent once but right now we're doing nothing," said general manager Ken Holland in regards to Semin.
Semin told Dmitry Chesnokov on Monday that there is no timeline for a decision about where he will sign. Semin declined to confirm which teams have made offers to him, but based on Holland's comment, it doesn't sound like the Red Wings are currently one of them. That could change, of course, if things don't work out with Doan and no possible trades develop into anything. For now, though, all is quiet on the Semin front.
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