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Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Cleary signs for five years

The Red Wings signed Dan Cleary to a five-year contract right before the start of tonight's game.
Cleary's deal is worth a total of $14 million. It includes a no-trade clause for the first three and a half years that expires one month before the trade deadline in the fourth year.
Cleary is making $675,000 this season and is a $662,500 hit on the salary cap on the second year of a two-year deal.
"We're very pleased to have Dan continue as a member of the Red Wings for the next five years," said Detroit general manager Ken Holland. "He's found a home with our team and city and at 29 years of age, we feel he is just beginning to hit the prime of his career."
Holland also said Tuesday night that he hasn't spoken with Andreas Lilja's agent in a month, but is open to re-signing the defenseman, who will be an unrestricted free agent this summer.


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