Cleary agrees to one-year deal with Red Wings


After spending a week and a half on the free agent market, Dan Cleary has agreed to a one-year extension with the Detroit Red Wings.

The team hasn’t disclosed the financial terms, but Cleary will reportedly earn at least $1.5 million and that could balloon to $2.5 million if he activates all his bonuses, per TSN’s Darren Dreger.

Cleary used to be a reliable secondary scorer, but he’s declined in recent years. He had just four goals and eight points in 52 games before his season ended due to a knee injury.

It’s worth noting that the Red Wings supposedly promised to take care of Cleary for the 2014-15 campaign after he passed on a reported three-year, $8.25 million contract with the Flyers in September to sign a one-year deal with Detroit.

Detroit had cap space to spare after it failed to lure big-name free agents this summer.