The Detroit Red Wings have signed forward Todd Bertuzzi to a one-year contract, the team announced on Tuesday.
As per team policy, no financial terms were announced. Rumors surfaced Monday night and Tuesday morning that Detroit had made a one-year, $1.5 million offer.
That deal would virtually ensure that defenseman Andreas Lilja will start the season on the long-term injured reserve, giving Detroit the cap space to sign Bertuzzi.
Bertuzzi played for the Red Wings in 2007, having been acquired at the trade deadline. He scored 15 goals and added 29 assists in 66 games last year with the Calgary Flames.