Red Wings trade Andreas Athanasiou, Mike Green to Oilers

The Edmonton Oilers are trying to give Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl some help by acquiring winger Andreas Athanasiou from the Detroit Red Wings.

Edmonton is sending 2020 and 2021 second-round picks and forward Sam Gagner to Detroit for Athanansiou, who’s a restricted free agent after this season. The Oilers also got winger Ryan Kuffner in the trade.

Oilers general manager Ken Holland had been with the Red Wings for several years and was part of the front office that drafted Athanasiou.

It was Edmonton’s second trade with Detroit after the Oilers acquired defenseman Mike Green for forward Kyle Brodziak and a conditional fourth-round pick.