Knuble gets tryout with Red Wings

Knuble gets tryout with Red Wings
January 12, 2013, 8:30 pm
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Mike Knuble is going back to where his NHL career began.

Knuble confirmed to on Saturday night that he has accepted a tryout contract with the Detroit Red Wings and will report to training camp on Sunday.

“No contract,” Knuble said in a text message. “Just a chance.”

Knuble, 40, played the past three seasons with the Capitals, where his goal totals dropped from 29 to 24 to 6 in the past three seasons and his point totals dropped from 53 to 40 to 18.

Knuble, who moved his family to Grand Rapids, Mich., after last season, began his NHL career in Detroit. He was drafted by the Red Wings in the fourth round of the 1991 NHL draft and made his debut with the Red Wings in the 1996-97 season, winning a Stanley Cup that season.

He has been working out with the AHL Grand Rapids Griffins during the lockout.