Red Wings’ search for a top-four defenseman will continue up until today’s 3 p.m. trade deadline

“I don’t think we’re doing anything up front or in goal,” Holland said. “You’re always trying to do something on the back end. Not sure if we will or not.”

Vancouver, which pulled off the biggest deal on Tuesday by shipping goaltender Roberto Luongo back to Florida for goalie Jacob Markstrom and forward Shawn Matthias, is looking to move defenseman Alexander Edler, who is at or near the top of the Red Wings’ wish list.

Buffalo might deal defensemen Christian Ehrhoff and Tyler Myers.

All of these players have a lot of term remaining on their contract (Edler has five years left at $5 million per season; Ehrhoff has seven years left at $18 million, but with a cap hit of $4 million; Myers has five years left at $5.5 million per season).

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