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.