Friday, June 30, 2006

Sedin Twins stay in Vancouver, Lidstrom re-ups with Detroit

VANCOUVER (CP) -- It's been an off-season full of changes for the Vancouver Canucks, but they found out Friday that at least two more familiar faces will be back.The Canucks re-signed twins Daniel and Henrik Sedin to $10.725-million US, three-year contracts -- keeping the forwards with the only NHL team they've every played for.

DETROIT (CP) -- Defenceman Nicklas Lidstrom is staying put.A source tells the Canadian Press that the Detroit Red Wings have signed Lidstrom to a two-year deal that will pay him $7.6 million dollars US each season.Lidstrom also earned $7.6 million last season and won the Norris Trophy as the league's top defenceman for the fourth time. He scored 16 goals and led all blue-liners with 80 points.The 36-year-old has spent his entire 14-year career with the Red Wings, winning three Stanley Cups and earning the Conn Smythe Trophy as playoff MVP in 2002.Lidstrom would have become an unrestricted free agent on Saturday.

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