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46-year-old Chelios returns to Red Wings @NHL

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) -Chris Chelios took the ice for the Detroit Red Wings on Saturday night for the first time this season, his 25th in the NHL.

The 46-year-old defenseman has been out since the preseason after fracturing his right tibia blocking a shot in Montreal.

Chelios is ninth on the career points list for defenseman with 948. He has played 1,617 games, the most among active and American-born players and sixth overall. He's the only player in NHL history to play at least 400 games for three teams.

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