Wings' Chelios returns after breaking leg in preseason

Updated: December 13, 2008, 9:25 PM ET
Associated Press

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Chris Chelios took the ice for the Detroit Red Wings on Saturday night for the first time this season, his 25th in the NHL.


The 46-year-old defenseman has been out since the preseason after fracturing his right tibia blocking a shot in Montreal.

Chelios is ninth on the career points list for defenseman with 948. He has played 1,617 games, the most among active and American-born players and sixth overall. He's the only player in NHL history to play at least 400 games for three teams.

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