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Red Wings sign goalie Ty Conklin

Updated: July 20, 2011, 6:54 PM ET
Associated Press

DETROIT -- The Detroit Red Wings signed goaltender Ty Conklin to a one-year contract, announcing the move Wednesday in the wake of Chris Osgood's retirement, which left the Red Wings in need of a backup for starting goalie Jimmy Howard.

Conklin started 20 games for the St. Louis Blues last season, going 8-8-4 with a 3.22 goals-against average.

The 35-year-old Conklin has played eight seasons in the NHL with the Edmonton Oilers, Columbus Blue Jackets, Buffalo Sabres, Pittsburgh Penguins, ...

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