Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 09/17/05 at 01:25 AM ET
Andreas Lilja is a Detroit Red Wing mainly because he's big and came cheap. It's not exactly a ringing endorsement, but coach Mike Babcock thought highly enough of Lilja to pair him with Nicklas Lidstrom during training camp scrimmages this week at Centre ICE Arena. The Red Wings needed more size on defense after buying out Derian Hatcher's hefty contract in July. They didn't have much room under the salary cap, so they signed the 6-foot-4, 222-pound Lilja to a two-year deal for $650,000 a season.
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