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Lilja signs two-year deal with Wings
Bill Roose  Detroit Red Wings
Jun 30, 2008, 8:36 PM EDT
Lilja helped the Red Wings keep Pens' superstar Sidney Crosby off balance during the Stanley Cup finals.
DETROIT -- Defenseman Andreas Lilja, who has spent the last three seasons in a Red Wings' uniform, will be wit hthe organization for at least another two seasons. The seven-year veteran reached an agreement on a two-year contract extension on Monday with the Red Wings, just hours before he could have tested his value in the free agency market, which begins Tuesday at 12 p.m. EDT.

Lilja, who turns 33 on July 13, has scored four goals with 28 assists in 218 regular-seasons with the Wings. Prior to his arrival in Detroit, Lilja spent four seasons with Los Angeles and Florida.

Another off-season priority for the Wings is to sign prospective unrestricted free agent Brad Stuart, who was acquired by the Wings in a February trade with the Kings. With Nicklas Lidstrom, Brian Rafalski, Niklas Kronwall, Brett Lebda, Jonathan Ericsson, Derek Meech and Kyle Quincey all under contract, the Wings could have 10 defensemen in training camp if they can sign Stuart and re-sign veteran Chris Chelios.

 
 
 
Statistics:
2007-2008 Regular Season
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
P. Datsyuk 82 31 66 41 97
H. Zetterberg 75 43 49 30 92
N. Lidstrom 76 10 60 40 70
B. Rafalski 73 13 42 27 55
D. Cleary 63 20 22 21 42
J. Hudler 81 13 29 11 42
T. Holmstrom 59 20 20 9 40
M. Samuelsson 73 11 29 21 40
J. Franzen 72 27 11 12 38
V. Filppula 78 19 17 16 36
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Osgood 27 9 4 .914 2.09
D. Hasek 27 10 3 .902 2.14
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