The Red Wings have re-signed forward Patrick Eaves to a one-year contract.
Eaves, 26, was a first-round draft pick (29th overall) of the Ottawa Senators in 2003t. He spent his first four NHL campaigns with the Senators and the Carolina Hurricanes before signing with Detroit for the 2009-10 season.
In 65 games with the Red Wings, he finished with 12 goals and 10 assists. He also appeared in eight postseason games last season. In 307 career NHL games, Eaves has registered 57 goals and 55 assists for 112 points.
It's really exciting. I'm pretty sure that when I play my first game I'm going to be emotional. To be back on the ice playing a game, being in game situations, with all the routines and rituals I do before games and during the game, I feel like I'm going to be emotional. I'm going to be really happy.
— Canadiens forward Tim Bozon on playing for the first time since his life-threatening illness