DETROIT, Nov. 5 (UPI) -- The Detroit Red Wings have agreed to terms with veteran left wing Steve Thomas.
The signing came a day after the team learned that Henrik Zetterberg will be out at least a month with a broken leg.
Thomas, who joins his seventh NHL team, received a one-year contract at undisclosed financial terms.
Last season, he played for Chicago and Anaheim, helping the Mighty Ducks to the Stanley Cup Finals after being acquired at the trade deadline.
He had 10 goals and three assists in only 12 games with Anaheim, and four goals and 13 assists in 69 games with the Blackhawks.
"Steve is a talented forward," said Detroit General Manager Ken Holland. "He knows that it takes to win and he has great character."
Thomas has 411 goals and 500 assists in 1,191 NHL games over 19 seasons.
The Red Wings have been hit hard by injuries, including defenseman Derian Hatcher, who is expected to miss four to six months because of a torn ACL in his right knee.