Red Wings bring back veteran Marc Staal on one-year, $2M extension

Detroit Red Wings defenseman Marc Staal (18) protects the puck from Chicago Blackhawks right wing Patrick Kane (88). (Paul Sancya/AP)

The Detroit Red Wings have agreed to terms on a one-year extension with veteran defender Marc Staal, the club announced Sunday.

According to Sportsnet's Chris Johnston, the deal is worth $2 million, and includes a full no-movement clause.

The 34-year-old spent the 2020-21 season with Detroit after his 13-year tenure with the New York Rangers came to an end. He posted 10 points through 56 games from the back end, while averaging 18:25 minutes of ice per night.

Over the course of his career, Staal's amassed 198 points and 948 games played in the NHL, his finest season coming back in 2010-11, when he posted 29 points while averaging more than 25 minutes a night for the Rangers.

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