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by Paul on 06/19/14 at 04:09 PM ET
from Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press,
Jonas Gustavsson will be back with the Detroit Red Wings for a third season.
General manager Ken Holland told the Free Press today that "it appears we've agreed to a one-year deal."
Gustavsson, 29, was eligible to become an unrestricted free agent July 1, but both sides were interested in extending a relationship that began in the summer of 2012. Gustavsson is coming off a two-year, $3-million deal. His extension is expected to be in the same $1.5-million ballpark.
Holland said Gustavsson has returned to Sweden, but paperwork should be sorted out within days.
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