Red Wings sign Huskins to 1-year deal

Published On: Jan 30 2013 04:35:42 PM EST   Updated On: Jan 22 2013 06:01:16 PM EST


The injury-plagued Detroit Red Wings have picked up a veteran defenseman to help fill the hole injured Jonathan Ericsson and Carlo Colaiacovo have left.

Kent Huskins, 33, originally was selected 156th overall in 1999 by the Chicago Blackhawks. He has appeared in 299 NHL games with Anaheim, San Jose and St. Louis, earning 13 goals, 54 assists and 169 penalty minutes.

Huskins stands 6 feet 4 inches tall and weighs about 205 pounds. He won a Stanley Cup with the 2007 Anaheim Ducks.

Details of his contract with the Red Wings have not been released. Meanwhile, Ericsson is day-to-day with a shoulder injury and Colaiacovo was placed on the injured reserve list with his bang-up shoulder.

The Red Wings host the Dallas Stars at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday for their home opener at Joe Louis Arena. Detroit opened the season with a 6-0 loss in St. Louis but bounced back Monday night with a thrilling shootout victory in Columbus.

Forward Gustav Nyquist has been recalled from the American Hockey League's Grand Rapids Griffins while Todd Bertuzzi has been placed on the injured reserve list.


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