Samuelsson motors back to Motown.

TSN reports the Detroit Red Wings have signed forward Mikael Samuelsson to a two-year contract worth $3 million per season.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: Samuelsson spent four season with the Red Wings, winning a Stanley Cup with them in 2008. He missed half of last season recovering from off-season surgery, but returned to help the Florida Panthers make the playoffs.  He’s coming off a three-year deal worth $2.5 million per season, and it’s unusual to see a 35-year-old forward signing a raise like that. Evidently, the Wings have faith in him replacing the departed Jiri Hudler.