The Detroit Red Wings have signed forward PA Parenteau to a PTO as the search for a possible replacement for Andreas Athanasiou continues.
As the Athanasiou saga continues the search goes on for a possible replacement if the forward does indeed make a move to the Kontinental Hockey League in Russia.
Parenteau has played a total of nine seasons in the National Hockey League. He has made appearances for seven different teams during his career with the most recent club being the Nashville Predators. However, he spent most of the last season with the New Jersey Devils making 59 appearances.
This summer he became an unrestricted following his run of play with the Predators.
In the 2015-16 season, Parenteau led the Toronto Maple Leafs in scoring. He amassed 41 points in 70 appearances for the original six team.
His best season to date, scoring wise, came in the 2011-12 season for the New York Islanders. Parenteau recorded 67 points in 80 appearances that season.
David Booth was also recently signed to a PTO with the Red Wings. The former Michigan State player will be the team at training camp as will Parenteau.
If Athanasiou does indeed leave then the Red Wings will have two solid players to choose from in Booth and Parenteau. Both players bring a wealth of playing experience to the side and have scoring ability.
Out of the two, Parenteau has to be the frontrunner to possibly replace Athanasiou. The 34-year-old had a terrific season for the Leafs just a few seasons ago and still possess the skill needed to play night in and night out in the NHL. However, that can all change if Athanasiou gets signed in the coming days.