Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Red Wings re-up Kopecky for two years

The Detroit Red Wings announced yesterday that they have re-signed forward Tomas Kopecky to a two-year contract.

In keeping with club policy, additional terms of the contract are not available.

Kopecky appeared in 26 of Detroit’s first 30 games this season before suffering a broken clavical on Dec. 14 at Chicago. Kopecky, who would have been an unrestricted free agent in July, was averaging 7:15 of ice time prior to the injury.

Kopecky was Detroit’s second-round draft pick (38th overall) in the 2000 NHL Entry Draft.

“Tomas is a good young player who improved throughout his time in Grand Rapids and was becoming a solid NHL player,” said Detroit GM Ken Holland. “He suffered a setback with the injury this year, but we’re confident he will return and continue to improve.”


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