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by Paul on 08/09/10 at 02:58 PM ET
via numerous Twitter reports,
Wings sign defenseman Ruslan Salei to a one-year contract.
DETROIT—The Red Wings announced that they signed defenseman Ruslan Salei to a one-year contract. In accordance with team policy, additional terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Salei, 35, was originally a first round draft pick (ninth overall) of the Anaheim Mighty Ducks in 1996.
The Minsk, Belarus, native has appeared in 842 career games with the Ducks, Florida Panthers and Colorado Avalanche. He has 194 points, including 43 goals and 1,017 penalty minutes over 13 NHL seasons.
A back injury limited Salei to just 14 games for Colorado in 2009-10. He finished the season with a goal and five assists.
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