Art Regner of FSN Detroit is reporting that the Detroit Red Wings have signed veteran goaltender Ty Conklin to a one year deal to serve as the back up for starting net minder Jimmy Howard. Conklin’s deal is rumored to be worth just under $ 1 million.
The signing of Conklin comes just one day after Chris Osgood retired after spending 17 seasons in the NHL. Conklin, 35, has played eight seasons, including one here in Detroit in 2008-09. In his lone year here in the Motor City, Conklin went 25-11-2 with a 2.51 GAA and six shut outs in route to the Wings coming up one win short of bringing home the Stanley Cup for the second straight season. The Anchorage native spent the last two seasons in St.Louis as a member of the Blues.
In an interesting note, Conklin has only played in two post season games during his NHL career, posting a 0-1 record and a save percentage of .917.