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Red Wings re-sign Dan Cleary to one-year deal:

DETROIT – Detroit Red Wings Executive Vice President and General Manager Ken Holland today announced that the team has re-signed forward Daniel Cleary to a one-year contract.

A native of Carbonear, Newfoundland, Cleary skated in 17 games with the Red Wings during the 2014-15 campaign, notching two points (1-1-2) and six penalty minutes. The 36-year-old forward has totaled 265 points (124-141-265) and 299 penalty minutes in 609 games with the club since 2005-06. He has also appeared in 111 playoff games for the Red Wings, registering 49 points (23-26-49) and 66 penalty minutes and helped the team capture the 11th Stanley Cup championship in franchise history in 2008.

Originally drafted by the Chicago Blackhawks in the first round (13th overall) of the 1997 NHL Entry Draft, Cleary has played 938 career NHL games with the Blackhawks, Edmonton Oilers, Phoenix Coyotes and Red Wings, recording 387 points (165-222-387) and 492 penalty minutes. Prior to his NHL career, he notched 101 points (31-70-101) in 97 AHL games with the Portland Pirates and Hamilton Bulldogs from 1998-00. Prior to turning pro in 1998-99, Cleary tallied 323 points (127-196-323) in 220 games during his four-season OHL career with the Belleville Bulls. He was a two-time OHL First-Team All-Star (1996 and 1997) as well as a CHL Second-Team All-Star in 1996 and a member of the CHL All-Rookie Team in 1995.


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AGAIN!? Once Datsyuk and Franzen are healthy... He must be sent to the AHL or else...


Franzen-B. Richards-Nyquist


Jurco-Glendening-Pulkkinen/D. Miller

Scratched: Joakim Andersson

Also very possibly A. Mantha and L. Ferraro



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People make too much of nothing.

It's a one year, one way deal that has no impact aside from taking one of their 50 roster spots.

He can be waived and assigned to GR and none of his cap hit applies to the NHL club.

He can retire if things don't pan out and neither his cap hit nor his roster spot will count against Detroit.

If he makes the Wings, he's a 4th liner making 4th line money.

The more likely scenario - he's provides a veteran presence in Grand Rapids for less than a mIllion inconsequential dollars.

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Well he did help them to multiple cups, that deserves loyalty in itself. No wonder the wings are such a model organization. Guys like draper, maltby, clearly were just as important in those cups as lidstrom, yzer, shanny etc.

They could reward him with an associate coach job that wouldn't bung up the depth chart and piss off the young players.

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