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Red Wings Bringing Back Smith On 2-Year Deal

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CHICAGO, IL - MAY 18: Brendan Smith #2 of the Detroit Red Wings shoots against the Chicago Blackhawks in Game Two of the Western Conference Semifinals during the 2013 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the United Center on May 18, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. The Red Wings defeated the Blackhawks 4-1. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

CHICAGO, IL – MAY 18: Brendan Smith #2 of the Detroit Red Wings shoots against the Chicago Blackhawks in Game Two of the Western Conference Semifinals during the 2013 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the United Center on May 18, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. The Red Wings defeated the Blackhawks 4-1. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

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DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Red Wings have agreed to a two-year contract with defenseman Brendan Smith.

The 24-year-old Smith, a former first-round draft pick, played in 34 games for the Red Wings in 2012-13. In 48 career games, he has a goal and 14 assists, along with 49 penalty minutes.

Smith also appeared in all 14 postseason games for Detroit this season, scoring two goals with three assists.

Smith spent parts of the last three seasons with the Grand Rapids Griffins of the American Hockey League. In 152 career AHL games, he has 27 goals and 59 assists.

The Red Wings announced the deal on Tuesday.

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