Detroit signed the 32-year-old Huskins on Jan. 22, and he didn't have a point in 11 games. He previously played for St. Louis, San Jose and Anaheim, compiling 13 goals and 54 assists. Huskins helped the Ducks win the 2003 Stanley Cup title.
He's a winner. We want winners here, and he's a proven winner. He's won two Stanley Cups. He's 22 years old and been a big part of it. He's got all the right tools. He's got size (6-foot-1, 204 pounds) and strength. He's exactly what we were looking for. He's going to be a big piece of our team for many, many years to come.
— Blue Jackets GM Jarmo Kekalainen on Brandon Saad, who he acquired in a trade with the Blackhawks on Tuesday