Lidstrom, Wings close in on deal

According to, the Red Wings are close to re-signing defenseman Niklas Lidstrom.

Lidstrom is one of several players set to become an UFA on July 1.The Wings and Lidstrom will meet tomorrow, hoping to finalize a deal said to be worth 20 million over 3 years. Lidstrom could have got more on the open market, but took a pay cut in hopes the Wings will use the money to aquire a solid #1 goalie.