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St. Louis Blues defenseman Carlo Colaiacovo (Marcio Jose Sanchez/The Associated Press)
St. Louis Blues defenseman Carlo Colaiacovo (Marcio Jose Sanchez/The Associated Press)

Red Wings sign free-agent Colaiacovo, re-sign Abdelkader Add to ...

The Detroit Red Wings signed free-agent defenceman Carlo Colaiacovo to a two-year contract Friday and re-signed forward Justin Abdelkader to a four year extension.

Financial terms of the deals were not released.

The six-foot-one, 200-pound defenceman had 19 points (two goals, 17 assists) in 64 games with the St. Louis Blues last season. Colaiacovo, 29, has recorded 139 points (30-109) in 370 career games with St. Louis and Toronto.

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He was drafted by the Maple Leafs with the 17th overall pick in the 2001 NHL Entry Draft.

Abdelkader, 25, had 22 points (8-14) in 81 games with the Red Wings last season. The six-foot-one, 219-pound forward has 47 points (18-29) in just over three NHL seasons with Detroit.

He was selected in the second round (No. 42 overall) of the 2005 draft.

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