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Up-to-the minute updates and insights from the Red Wings locker room at home and on the road. By Chuck Pleiness of The Macomb Daily.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Red Wings sign Janik

The Red Wings inked another depth player, today, 29-year-old defenseman Doug Janik, who agreed on a one-year, two-way contract.

Of the recent depth signings, Janik has the most impressive resume. Buffalo's second-round draft pick in 1999 (55th overall), Janik has played in 161 NHL regular-season games and was a regular with Tampa Bay in 2006-07 and 2007-08, playing 136 regular-season games combined in those two years.

Janik appeared in 13 games for the Dallas Stars and two games for the Montreal Canadiens in 2008-09.

The Wings are deep on the blue line, but if there are injuries, Janik is positioned to battle prospect Jakub Kindl for the NHL call-up.


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