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Luke Witkowski Gives The Wings Some Flexibility

from Bob Duff of Detroit Hockey Now,

The Detroit Red Wings are welcoming back a familiar face into the fold, someone whose fists helped make him a fan favorite during his first stint in Hockeytown.

The Wings signed unrestricted free agent Luke Witkowski. The versatile veteran agreed to a two-year deal that will pay him the league minimum of $750,000 each season.

Witkowski, 31, is capable of playing on the blueline or the wing and it was this ability that was part of the attraction that encouraged Wings GM Steve Yzerman to bring him back to Detroit

“He can go up and play on the right wing,” Yzerman said. “He did that here in Detroit, he did it in Tampa.

“It gives us the flexibility to play him in two positions.”

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