Wings sign Brunnstrom, release Johnson

Associated Press  |  Last updated October 03, 2011

DALLAS - OCTOBER 15: Left wing Fabian Brunnstrom #96 of the Dallas Stars holds his first NHL career goal puck and his first NHL career hat trick puck after a game against the Nashville Predators at the American Airlines Center on October 15, 2008 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
The Detroit Red Wings have signed free agent forward Fabian Brunnstrom to a one-year, two-way contract. The Red Wings announced Brunnstrom's signing Monday. The team also released veteran forward Ryan Johnson. Brunnstrom has scored three goals for the Red Wings during the 2011 preseason. He appeared in 99 games with the Dallas Stars from 2008-2010. He became the third player in NHL history to score a hat trick in his first career game on Oct. 15, 2008. Johnson was in Detroit's camp on a professional tryout. He has played in 701 NHL games with Florida, Tampa Bay, St. Louis, Vancouver and Chicago.
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