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Chelios closing in on two-year deal with Detroit

Updated: July 2, 2002, 10:03 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

Free agent defenseman Chris Chelios is very close to re-signing with the Detroit Red Wings, ESPN The Magazine's E.J. Hradek reported Tuesday.

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Chelios' contract would be for two years, according to Hradek, and an announcement could come as early as Wednesday. He has been seeking a contract of that length for $7 million per season.

The Red Wings originally offered Chelios a one-year deal at his current annual salary of $5.5 million.

Chelios, 40, has been in talks ...

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