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Samuelsson signs extension with Red Wings

DETROIT -- Forward Mikael Samuelsson signed a three-year
contract extension with the Detroit Red Wings, general manager Ken
Holland said Saturday.

Holland said the journeyman right wing has been a key player
this season, earning the opportunity to stay in Detroit.

Samuelsson has posted 21 goals, 17 assists and 38 points -- all
career highs -- in 58 games with Detroit. He played with the San
Jose Sharks, New York Rangers, Pittsburgh Penguins and Florida
Panthers before joining the Red Wings in September.

Samuelsson, a member of this year's gold medal-winning Swedish
national team, has played 246 games and scored 40 goals to go along
with 47 assists in his five-year NHL career.

Details of the contract extension weren't disclosed.