Found July 15, 2013 on The Hockey House:
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  The Detroit Red Wings have avoided salary arbitration with defenseman Brendan Smith by signing him to a 2-year contract. Smith will make $1.25 million next season and $1.275 million in 2014-2015. Smith was a first-round draft pick (27th overall) by the Detroit Red Wings in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft. Used mainly as a third pairing d-man, Smith had eight points in 34 [...]
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