The Detroit Red Wings looked to their past to settle their goaltending present, bringing back 14-year veteran Dominik Hasek for the third time on Monday.
“Dom seems very committed and very excited about an opportunity to come back to Detroit and try to help our team win a Stanley Cup,” general manager Ken Holland said. “We really see Dom coming into training camp as our number one goaltender. Bringing Dom back is a real positive for our team and is very exciting.”
The Buffalo Sabres and Tim Connolly avoided salary arbitration, agreeing to a three-year, $8.7 million contract Friday.
The deal represents a hefty raise for Connolly, who made $1.03 million last season while registering a career-high 55 points. He will make $2.2 million next year, $3 million the following season and $3.5 million in 2008-09.