THE DOTTED LINE
Friday, July 2, 2004; Page D02
Center Kris Draper re-signed with the Detroit Red Wings yesterday, agreeing to a four-year contract. Draper had a career-high 24 goals last season and won the Selke Trophy as the NHL's top defensive forward. . . .
Free agent forwards John Madden and Jay Pandolfo re-signed with the New Jersey Devils. Terms were not disclosed . . .
The Atlanta Thrashers signed free agent defenseman Jaroslav Modry to a $7 million, three-year contract. . . .
Avalanche forwards Paul Kariya and Teemu Selanne became unrestricted free agents. Also joining them were Andrei Nikolishin, Matthew Barnaby, Jim Cummins and Steve Moore. . . .
The St. Louis Blues declined to make a $6.5 million qualifying offer to Pavol Demitra, allowing the forward, 29, to become a free agent. . . .
Alexei Zhitnik rejected a long-term offer to re-sign with the Buffalo Sabres and became a free agent.
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