Veteran enforcer Aaron Downey is getting another shot to return to the NHL, as he'll be attending Red Wings camp on a tryout basis.
Downey, 35, was a member of the Wings when they won the Stanley Cup three seasons ago. He spent this past season re-conditioning after failing to crack the Phoenix Coyotes' roster last September.
"I took a year off for a reason," Downey told DetroitRedWings.com. "I trained the whole year. I worked on my conditioning. I worked on my body. I worked on my joints. Just the areas that needed work on, and I worked on my mental state."
Downey called Wings GM Ken Holland recently and asked for a tryout, which he received.
"I still skated and I can still handle the puck," he said. "I always thought that I would comeback, but I needed to rebuild the body and get ahead of everybody in the physical fitness department."
Meanwhile, Holland and the Wings are still waiting on veteran center Mike Modano.
Modano, an unrestricted free agent, is mulling over his options after being told he won't be brought back into the Dallas Stars organization, as a player.