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Patrick Kane is staying with the Detroit Red Wings on a 1-year deal, AP source says

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Patrick Kane is staying with the Detroit Red Wings on a 1-year deal, AP source says


Patrick Kane is returning to the Detroit Red Wings on a one-year contract, according to a person with knowledge of the situation.

The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Sunday because the deal had not yet been announced. It was not immediately clear what Kane’s salary will be for the 2024-25 NHL season.

Kane, a 35-year-old winger from Buffalo who won the Stanley Cup three times with Chicago from 2010-15, has continued playing after hip resurfacing surgery that only two others have returned from. He was nearly a point-a-game player in his first season with the Red Wings, scoring 20 goals and adding 27 assists.

Only Mike Modano has more NHL points than Kane’s 1,284 among U.S.-born players. He is entering his 17th professional season.

Kane figured to have multiple suitors if he reached free agency Monday. Instead, he will try to help Detroit end its franchise-record playoff drought at eight seasons.

The Red Wings are expected to continue to be active in the free agent and trade markets, potentially adding a goaltender after missing out on the final wild-card spot in the Eastern Conference because of a tiebreaker with Washington.

Earlier Sunday, the team extended qualifying offers to restricted free agents Lucas Raymond, Moritz Seider, Jonatan Berggren and Joe Veleno to retain their rights.

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