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The decision from the Jiri Hudler arbitration hearing has yet to be announced. There was some confusion over a report by Sportsnet, but GM Ken Holland denied that the Wings had agreed to a two-year deal worth $5 million. The Windsor Star reports that even with the arbitrator awarding a salary to Hudler, he still plans on playing in Russia this year.
- The Windsor Star writes that defenseman Andreas Lilja is still suffering from headaches, resulting from a fight with Shea Weber in February.
- Casey of Winging It In Motown evaluated Chris Chelios’ stay in Detroit.
- Kyle at Babcock’s Death Stare ranks the Red Wings top 39 prospects. Justin Abdelkader heads up the list.
- Former Wing Dallas Drake has invested a stake in the Traverse City North Stars, which is a team in the NAHL, according to the Detroit Free Press.
- NHL.com talks about how the Sweden Olympic team starts to prepare to defend its gold medal with a press conference and meetings this past weekend.
- The NHL is investigating the recent long-term contracts signed by Marian Hossa and Chris Pronger. The New York Post addresses these front-loaded contracts, including those signed by Henrik Zetterberg and Johan Franzen.
- Today in Red Wings History (August 3): The Red Wings deal Nick Libett to the Pittsburgh Penguins for Pete Mahovlich in 1979.