Bowman Returns to Detroit

From Associated Press

Scotty Bowman, the winningest coach in NHL history, will return to the Detroit Red Wing bench on Thursday.

The team said Bowman, 65, received a clean bill of health from his doctor after undergoing 10 hours of testing on Friday. Bowman underwent an angioplasty in July to clear a blocked artery and had his left knee replaced in August.

The Edmonton Oilers re-signed free agent center Doug Weight to a two-year contract. . . . The International Hockey League's Utah Grizzlies signed holdout New Jersey Devil defenseman Scott Niedermayer to a 25-game contract. . . . Montreal Canadien right wing Turner Stevenson was suspended for two games and fined $1,000 for throwing an elbow to the face of Buffalo forward Dixon Ward on Saturday. . . . Tampa Bay Lightning right wing Stephane Richer could be out four weeks after undergoing surgery to remove scar tissue from his right ankle. . . . The Philadelphia Flyers traded right wing Trent Klatt to the Vancouver Canucks for a sixth-round draft pick in 2000.

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