Turns out the Wings did help Lilja find a job. From a Swedish news source, after losing defenseman Andy Sutton in Friday's game with the Wings to a broken finger, the Ducks have decided to sign Lilja to a one year deal. I'm guessing it is for league minimum.
Does he become a huge d-bag? Probably, there is too much doucheness on that team for it not to spread to Lilja.