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Red Wings re-sign Marc Staal; Canucks to buy out Virtanen

Defenseman Marc Staal is staying put in Detroit, while the Vancouver Canucks placed forward Jake Virtanen on waivers on Sunday for the purpose of buying out the final year of his contract.

The Red Wings announced reaching an agreement with Staal. A person with direct knowledge of the contract told The Associated Press it's a one-year deal worth $2 million. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity because the team did not release the contract's value.

The 34-year-old Staal returns to Detroit for a second year after spending his first 13 NHL seasons with the New York Rangers. He had three goals and 10 points in 56 games last season, and is highly valued for his experience and leadership overseeing a young, rebuilding team.

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Leaders
Points: B. Boeser49
Plus/Minus: A. Roussel4
Shots on Goal: B. Boeser141
PIM: A. Edler58
Win: T. Demko16
Shutouts: T. Demko1
Offense (Rank)
Goals: 148 (24)
Shots: 1629 (20)
PP%: 17.4% (25)
Penalty Minutes: 551 (4)
Assists: 229 (28)
SH Goals: 6 (10)
Standings
Pacific Division
  W L OTL Pts
x-Vegas 39 24 8 86
x-Edmonton 37 25 9 83
x-Calgary 36 27 7 79
x-Vancouver 36 27 6 78
x-Arizona 33 29 8 74
Anaheim 29 33 9 67
Los Angeles 29 35 6 64
San Jose 29 36 5 63
Full Standings
 
Defense (Rank)
Goals Against: 187 (6)
Shots Against: 1870 (3)
PK%: 79.8% (17)
Penalty Minutes: 460 (12)
Shutouts: 1 (30)
Sv%: 0.900 (21)
Injuries
Date Player Status
No Recent Injuries
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
7/28 J. Bailey Became Unrestricted Free Agent
7/28 J. Chatfield Became Unrestricted Free Agent
7/28 B. Rafferty Became Unrestricted Free Agent
7/28 J. Teves Became Unrestricted Free Agent
7/28 S. Baertschi Became Unrestricted Free Agent
7/28 T. Boyd Became Unrestricted Free Agent
7/28 A. Edler Became Unrestricted Free Agent
7/28 T. Graovac Became Unrestricted Free Agent
7/28 T. Hamonic Became Unrestricted Free Agent
7/28 A. Sautner Became Unrestricted Free Agent
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