DETROIT (AP) -Dominik Hasek wants to play another season for the Red Wings.
``We haven't talked contract yet because the whole issue was whether Dom wanted to play or not,'' general manager Ken Holland told The Associated Press on Wednesday. ``His agent told me Friday that he wanted to come back, but we agreed to let him take his vacation over the next few days to make sure that's what he really wanted to do. When he returned, nothing changed.
``He wants to come back to Detroit. But he's an unrestricted free agent, so now we have to negotiate a new deal. ... I don't anticipate it being a problem finding common ground.''
The 42-year-old Hasek is a six-time Vezina Trophy winner and two-time NHL MVP. He signed a one-year contract worth $750,000 and earned $900,000 in bonuses for helping the Red Wings advance past the second round for the first time since 2002. Detroit was eliminated in the Western Conference finals by the Anaheim Ducks, who went on to win the Stanley Cup.
Hasek was 38-11-6 with a 2.05 goals-against average, .913 save percentage and eight shutouts during his 15th regular season and third in Detroit. In the playoffs, Hasek was 10-8 with a 1.79 GAA, .923 save percentage and two shutouts.

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