Jason Williams is heading back to Detroit.
The free agent forward agreed to a one-year, $1.5 million contract with the Red Wings on Thursday.
The 28-year-old was originally signed as a free agent by the Red Wings on September 18, 2000. He played in 233 games with the team from the 2000-01 season until the 2006-07 season.
Williams split last season between the Atlanta Thrashers and Columbus Blue Jackets and scored 19 goals with 28 assists over 80 games.