Wings Sign Woolley, Send Lebda to Griffins

The Detroit Red Wings announced the signing of defenseman Jason Woolley on Saturday. The contract is for one year, with financial terms not announced.

To make room for Woolley on their roster, the Red Wings assigned Brett Lebda, who scored a goal and added an assist in Detroit’s first two games, to the Grand Rapids Griffins of the American Hockey League.

Woolley played for the Red Wings for two years before going unsigned at the start of this season, which will be the 15th of his career. During his time in Detroit, he scored 42 points and played in 117 games.

“We’re very happy to have Jason return to the Red Wings,” Detroit general manager Ken Holland said. “He’s a veteran defenceman who handles the puck very well and should excel with the new rule changes in the NHL.”

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