Wings bring back Ty Conklin

Goaltender Ty Conklin of the U.S. saves in front of Czech Republic's Tomas Plekanec during their...

Goaltender Ty Conklin of the U.S. saves in front of Czech Republic's Tomas Plekanec during their quarter-final match at the Ice Hockey World Championships in Bratislava May 11, 2011. (REUTERS/Grigory Dukor)

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DETROIT - The Detroit Red Wings moved quickly to fill the void created when goaltender Chris Osgood announced his retirement on Tuesday, signing Ty Conklin to a one-year contract on Wednesday.

Financial terms were not disclosed.

Conklin will return to the Motor City, having spent the 2008-09 campaign with Red Wings. He was 25-11-2 with a 2.51 goals-against average in a career-high 40 games that season, splitting time with a struggling Osgood, then spent most of the playoffs on the bench as Osgood backstopped Detroit to within one game of a second straight Stanley Cup title that spring.

The 35-year-old Conklin is expected to play a supporting role with the Wings next season, with Jimmy Howard likely to see the bulk of the action.

In 200 career NHL games, Conklin has a record of 91-61-20 with a 2.64 GAA and 16 shutouts. The Anchorage, Alaska native has also played for Edmonton, Columbus, Buffalo, Pittsburgh and St. Louis.


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