The Detroit Red Wings announced a signing on Tuesday night, although it's not likely the one fans were hoping to hear about.
That's because everyone has been waiting to hear about the future of forward Andreas Athanasiou, and instead the Red Wings announced the signing of 24-year-old defenseman Robbie Russo, a player who has spent most of his time since being drafted in 2001 in the American Hockey League.
According to an official report from the Red Wings, it's a two-year deal for Russo, although the team has not disclosed the financial terms of the deal at this time.
We expect that Russo will once again spend the majority of his season down in the AHL, however he is likely to get another shot on the Red Wings' National Hockey League roster much in the way he did this past season.
Russo appeared made his debut and played 19 NHL games for the Red Wings in 2016-2017, recording no points over that stretch.