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Detroit Red Wings sign G Ty Conklin day after Osgood announces retirement

DETROIT - The Detroit Red Wings have signed goaltender Ty Conklin to a one-year contract.

The move Wednesday comes a day after veteran Chris Osgood announced his retirement, leaving the Red Wings needing a backup for starting goalie Jimmy Howard.

Conklin started 20 games for the St. Louis Blues last season, going 8-8-4 with a 3.22 goals-against average.

The 35-year-old Conklin has played eight seasons in the NHL with Edmonton, Columbus, Buffalo, Pittsburgh, Detroit and St. Louis. He was with the Red Wings in 2008-09, going 25-11-2 with a 2.51 GAA.