DETROIT - Chris Chelios thinks he has at least one more season left in his 46-year-old legs.The veteran Cris Carter Jersey
defenceman signed a one-year contract with the Detroit Red Wings on Tuesday and is prepared to accept a le ser role with the defending Stanley Cup champions."Obviously in my situation and age, and being on the best team in the league - you have some young guys on the team that you have to play or you're going to lose them - so I understand the situation Tom Johnson Jersey
and I love playing here," Chelios was quoted as saying on the team's website. "My role, I've accepted that, so I'll make the best of it."I gue s I can say I'm a survivor because I'm still here at this age. But things change quick in this game. We'll start the season and I'll make the best of it and work hard."He was a healthy scratch during the Stanley Cup final last season and might end up watching more games from the pre s box this year.Nicklas Lidstrom, Brian Rafalski, Niklas Kronwall and Brad Stuart will be mainstays on the Wings blue-line with the remaining two or three spots spread between Chelios, Andreas Lilja, Brett Lebda, Jonathan Eric son, Derek Meech and Kyle Quincey, Will Sutton Jersey
who signed a two-year contract on Tuesday.Chelios is the second-oldest player in NHL history, first appearing during the 1983-84 season with Montreal. He won the Stanley Cup with the Canadiens in 1986 before capturing it two more times with the Red Wings (2002, 2008).He appeared in 69 regular-season games last season, scoring three goals and 12 points.In 1,616 career games with Riley Reiff Jersey
the Habs, Blackhawks and Red Wings, Chelios has 185 goals and 948 points.