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Red Wings sign free agent forward Patrick Eaves @NHL

DETROIT (AP) -The Detroit Red Wings have signed free agent forward Patrick Eaves to a one-year contract.

The team said Tuesday it would not disclose additional terms.

Eaves is entering his fifth season in the NHL. He had six goals, eight assists and 31 penalty minutes with Carolina last season.

The 25-year-old native of Calgary, Alberta, scored 20 goals for Ottawa during his rookie season of 2005-2006 and had 14 goals and 18 assists a season later.

The Western Conference champion Red Wings need forward help, having lost Marian Hossa, Tomas Kopecky and Mikael Samuelsson this offseason.

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