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by Paul on 06/20/11 at 12:03 PM ET
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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