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Lidstrom agrees to 1-year deal with Red Wings

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TSN.ca Staff
6/1/2010 1:40:17 PM
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DETROIT -- Defenceman Nicklas Lidstrom has agreed to a one-year deal with the Detroit Red Wings.

Sources tell TSN that Lidstrom's new contract is worth just over $6M for the one year, down from the $7.4M that he made last season.

"I've been fortunate to watch Nick play every day for over a decade and I believe he is the best two-way defenseman in the world," said Red Wings general manager Ken Holland. "We're thrilled that Nick has decided to come back and play for another season."

Lidstrom, who had been contemplating retirement, has spent his entire 18-season NHL career with the Red Wings. The 40-year-old Swede had nine goals and 40 assists this season, playing in all 82 games.

San Jose eliminated the Red Wings in Game 5 of their second-round series.

Lidstrom was honoured as the NHL's best defenceman two years ago for a sixth time, putting his Norris Trophy collection behind only Bobby Orr and Doug Harvey. He has 237 goals and 809 assists for 1,046 career points.

- With files from the Associated Press

Nicklas Lidstrom (Photo: The Canadian Press)

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