When Brent Gilchrist was placed on waivers on Monday to make room for Steve Yzerman‘s return to the lineup, he knew it likely signaled the end of his career as a Red Wing. Today, that was made certain as he was claimed by the Dallas Stars.
Gilchrist had been with the Red Wings since the summer of 1997 and won the Stanley Cup with them in 1998. Prior to that he played with the Montreal Canadiens, Edmonton Oilers and Dallas.
Prior to being claimed by the stars, Gilchrist had stated, “It could work out for me really well. I could get a lot of ice time.”
Dallas made room for Gilchrist by waiving defenseman Dave Manson, who was aquired from the Toronto Maple Leafs earlier this season.