DETROIT -- Defenceman Nicklas Lidstrom has agreed to a one-year deal with the Detroit Red Wings.
Sources tell TSN that Lidstrom's new contract worth just over $6M for the one year, down from the $7.4M that he made last season.
Lidstrom, who had been contemplating retirement, has spent his entire 18-season NHL career with the Red Wings. The 40-year-old Swede had nine goals and 40 assists this season, playing in all 82 games.
San Jose eliminated the Red Wings in Game 5 of their second-round series.
Lidstrom was honoured as the NHL's best defenceman two years ago for a sixth time, putting his Norris Trophy collection behind only Bobby Orr and Doug Harvey. He has 237 goals and 809 assists for 1,046 career points.