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BREAKING: Red Wings Acquire Veteran Defenseman

Published August 15, 2023 at 3:58 PM
BY TOM BANKS

The Detroit Red Wings have already made one splash this summer when they acquired Alex DeBrincat from the Ottawa Senators, and now they've made another big trade.

A veteran blue liner



According to a report, the Wings have now landed veteran Jeff Petry from the Montreal Canadiens in exchange for Gustav Lindstrom and a 2025 fifth-round pick.




At 35-years old, Petry will be a veteran presence on the blue line for Detroit as they look to climb back into the playoffs for the first time in over seven seasons with their talented young core.

A good presence



In 2022-23, Petry tallied 5 goals and 31 points for the Pittsburgh Penguins, and will now look to help the Red Wings break their playoff drought after being traded just a week ago to Montreal.

This is a deal that makes sense for both parties, and if the Red Wings can see significant improvements from their young core, this could be a team to watch out for.
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