The Detroit Red Wings have filled their need on defense by signing Ian White and Mike Commodore, but their need for a backup goaltender has not yet been taken care of. The Red Wings could bring back Chris Osgood for one more season, but with concerns about injuries and him not playing much in 2010-11, it seems like the team wants to go in another direction.
As it turns out, that direction could involve signing Ty Conklin, the goaltender who shared time with Osgood in 2008-09. From Ansar Khan:
They still need to sign a back-up goaltender. No move is imminent, but the club has talked to former Red Wing Ty Conklin, one of the few remaining viable options, who played for St. Louis the past two seasons.
Other available backups include Marty Turco (Chicago), Ray Emery (Anaheim) and Curtis McElhinney (Ottawa).
Conklin started 37 games for the Red Wings in 2008-09 and won 25 games. The last two years in St. Louis he won only eight of 20 starts in 2010-11 and 10 of 21 starts in 2009-10.