DETROIT -- The Detroit Red Wings are taking a chance on Fabian Brunnstrom, signing the young forward to a one-year, two-way deal on Monday.
No terms of the deal were released, but the Free Press reported he will be paid $600,000 at the NHL level and $105,000 in the American Hockey League.
The 26-year-old hasn't played in the NHL since posting just two goals and 11 points in 44 games for the Dallas Stars two years ago. But he did manage to impress head coach Mike Babcock during the exhibition schedule, totaling three goals in six contests.
Brunnstrom was signed by Dallas as a free-agent out of his native Sweden in 2008, and made an immediate splash by registering a hat trick in his first North American contest. However, he quickly suffered a drop-off and ended his first NHL campaign with 17 goals and 29 points in 55 games.
The 6-foot-1, 202-pounder tallied 15 goals and 20 assists in the AHL with Texas and Toronto last year.