Red Wings frontrunner for Ryan Suter

Defenceman Ryan Suter is leaning toward the Detroit Red Wings as his next destination, according to Sportsnet’s Nick Kypreos.

An unrestricted free agent, Suter is coming off a four-year, $14 million extension with the Nashville Predators.

In 79 games last season, the 27-year-old tallied seven goals and 39 assists. Suter is considered the top blueliner on the market and could be a suitable replacement for Nicklas Lidstrom, who recently retired.