NHL Free Agency: Red Wings sign ex-Blackhawks winger Dominik Kubalik

FILE - Chicago Blackhawks left wing Dominik Kubalik, center, smiles as he is congratulated while passing the team box after scoring the go-ahead goal against the Colorado Avalanche during the third period of an NHL hockey game in Denver, in this Saturday, Dec. 21, 2019, file photto. Chicago won 5-3. The Chicago Blackhawks are going to remain the Blackhawks and there is no sign of any change coming anytime soon. Speaking publicly for the first time Thursday, Dec. 17, 2020, since baseball's Cleveland Indians announced Monday they plan to change their name, Blackhawks CEO Danny Wirtz reiterated the same message the team shared this summer after lingering questions about Native American team names returned to the forefront.(AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File) (David Zalubowski, Copyright 2019 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

The Detroit Red Wings have signed former Chicago Blackhawks left wing Dominik Kubalik to a two-year deal, the team announced.

The deal is worth $2.5 million per year, the team reported.

Kubalik, 26, scored 15 goals last season, the fifth most on the Blackhawks team, along with 17 assists. Before joining Chicago in 2019, he played in the Czech Republic.

Steve Yzerman has been busy to start NHL free agency, which opened at noon on Wednesday, with multiple signings, including signing Andrew Copp to a five-year deal, Ben Chiarot to a four-year deal, and Olli Maatta to a one-year deal.

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