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He Shall Return

from Bill Roose of Redwings.com,

The Red Wings got their man when legendary defenseman Nicklas Lidstrom told team officials last week that he will return for a 20th NHL season.

Terms of Lidstrom’s one-year contract were not finalized before today when the 41-year-old captain and general manager Ken Holland got together in Las Vegas. The Wings’ pair is in Vegas for Wednesday’s NHL Award Show, where Lidstrom will learn if he won Norris Trophy for the seventh time in his career. He is also a finalist for the Lady Byng Trophy and the Mark Messier Leadership Award.

Lidstrom’s return comes as much-welcomed news to the Wings’ front office, particularly on the heels of Brian Rafalski’s retirement announcement earlier this month.

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CRoy's avatar

May I be the first to say… HELL FRICKIN YEAH!!

Posted by CRoy from Redford MI on 06/20/11 at 11:09 AM ET

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Thank goodness!

Posted by Tim from NYC on 06/20/11 at 11:09 AM ET

ChowYunCat's avatar

I wish I could thank him in person.

Posted by ChowYunCat on 06/20/11 at 12:32 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

Great news! I Is it October yet?


Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 06/20/11 at 12:53 PM ET

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I didn’t honestly think he would retire, but it’s nice to know, officially.

Posted by Garth on 06/20/11 at 12:57 PM ET

MOWingsfan19's avatar

Done deal.
Thank you sweet 8 lb baby jesus.

Posted by MOWingsfan19 from I really like our team on 06/20/11 at 05:44 PM ET

Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

WooHoo!

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 06/20/11 at 07:14 PM ET

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