Just a quick post today to note that former Red Wings defenseman Andreas Lilja has found an NHL home, on the very day that his work visa was set to expire. Expressen reported earlier today that Lilja had signed with the Anaheim Ducks to replace Andy Sutton, who – in a weird twist of fate – was injured in a fight with the Red Wings Ruslan Salei. That’s right folks, Lilja’s replacement is pretty much responsible for getting Lilja an NHL job. Go figure.
Per Lilja’s agent, Todd Diamond, the deal is a $600,000 base, with the potential for $150,000 in bonuses ($50K each for 30, 40 and 50 games played.)
Best of luck Andreas.