Originally created 07/20/02

Thrashers sign free agent defenseman



ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Thrashers agreed to terms Friday with unrestricted free agent defenseman Uwe Krupp, a 15-year veteran who played with the Stanley Cup champion Detroit Red Wings last season.

Krupp, 37, played in eight regular season games with the Red Wings last season and appeared in two playoff games after missing most of the last three seasons due to injury.

The 6-foot-6, 235-pound Krupp, a two-time NHL All-Star, has 281 points (69 goals, 212 assists) in 725 games with Buffalo, New York Islanders, Quebec, Colorado and Detroit.