Oct 10, 2010, 5:00 PM EDT
Andreas Lilja might not be getting the kind of $1 million deal he passed on with the Detroit Red Wings during the summer, but it sounds like he might finally land an NHL job.
With Andy Sutton on the mend with a broken thumb, the Ducks have a hole to fill on their already shaky blue line. Lilja won’t solve the defensive ills that allowed 89 shots on Jonas Hiller in only two games, but he will at least provide plenty of experience. Ansar Khan passes along a Swedish report that Lilja signed a one-year deal with the Ducks.
Former Detroit Red Wings defenseman Andreas Lilja, whose visa was set to expire today, apparently has signed a one-year contract with the Anaheim Ducks, according to Sweden’s Expressen.
The Ducks needed some help on defense after Andy Sutton fractured his thumb in a fight with Detroit’s Ruslan Salei on Friday.
Congrats to Lilja, even if he’s basically walking into a disaster area that is the Ducks’ defense.
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