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The Detroit Red Wings paid tribute to newly retired Tomas Holmstrom before the game, when he dropped the puck for the ceremonial faceoff. The Wings didn’t give the full house at Joe Louis Arena much else to celebrate at Tuesday’s home opener.

Michael Ryder scored his first two goals of the season and Kari Lehtonen stopped 39 shots as the Dallas Stars put a damper on the night with a 2-1 victory, the Stars’ second win in three games. (

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Red Wings sign Jonas Gustavsson, Damien Brunner, Jordin Tootoo, & Mikael Samuelsson; make offers to Ryan Suter & Zach Parise

The Detroit Red Wings jumped right into the mix Sunday, the first day NHL free agents could sign contracts.

While they made offers to both Nashville Predators defenseman Ryan Suter and New Jersey Devils forward Zach Parise, they had plenty of company in that department.

“I’m told they’re not making any decisions today, so we’ll see what tomorrow brings,” Wings general manager Ken Holland said Sunday.

That didn’t mean the Wings were done for the day. (FOX Sports Detroit)

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Red Wings, Darren Helm agree to four-year, $8.5 million contract

The Detroit Red Wings have signed center Darren Helm to a four-year deal worth $8.5 million. Helm was scheduled to become a restricted free agent on July 1. He earned $1 million in 2011-12. His new contract has a salary-cap hit of $2.125 million. (MLive)

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Red Wings trade rights to Brad Stuart to San Jose for Andrew Murray, draft pick

The rights to defenseman Brad Stuart have been traded to San Jose for Andrew Murray and a conditional pick in the 2014 NHL Draft. (Red Wings via Twitter)

Both Brad Stuart and Andrew Murray are scheduled to become UFA’s on July 1. (Twitter)

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Nicklas Lidstrom retires after 20 seasons

Thursday morning, Lidstrom, who played in 1,827 games, including the playoffs, made the announcement, which stakeholders in Hockeytown knew would eventually come, but were hoping it wouldn’t be so soon.

The most decorated defenseman of his era, Lidstrom, who appeared in 12 All-Star games and won his first Norris Trophy at age 31, has decided to retire instead of returning to the Wings for a 21st season. (NHL)