St. Louis, MO – The Detroit Red Wings have apparently made a move to bolster their blue line on Wednesday, adding free agent defenseman Carlo Colaiacovo.
According to a report from KFNS-AM, it is a 2-year deal worth $5 million where the rearguard is set to earn $2.15 in the first year and $2.85 in the final year of the pact.
The 29-year-old Toronto native was part of a defensive corps that helped the Blues record a league-best 15 shutouts and allowed goaltenders Jaroslav Halak and Brian Elliott take home the Jennings Trophy for fewest total goals allowed.
He notched two goals and 19 points with a plus-seven rating in 64 games, then added three assists in seven postseason appearances as St. Louis was eliminated in the second round by the Stanley Cup champion Los Angeles Kings.
Heading into his 10th pro season, Colaiacovo has totaled 30 goals and 139 points in 370 games with the Maple Leafs (2002-09) and Blues (2009-12).