Detroit lost one forward and signed another Tuesday, almost overshadowing Dominik Hasek’s first appearance as a Red Wing.
Ten year Red Wing Martin Lapointe signed a reported five-year, $20 million deal with the Boston Bruins. Lapointe, a Group V (unrestricted) free agent, was one of the most sought after free agents of the summer, and was highly unlikely to return to the Detroit team with which he won two Stanley Cups.
Luc Robitaille, a fifteen season NHL veteran, signed a two year, $9 million deal with Detroit, the team he helped eliminate from the playoffs last spring.
Robitaille joins Hasek and defenseman Fredrik Olausson as the only offseason aquistions of the Red Wings.