Atlanta Thrashers sign 27-year-old free-agent winger Jason Williams

ATLANTA – The Atlanta Thrashers signed forward Jason Williams to a US$2.2-million, one-year deal on Monday.

The 27-year-old right wing had 36 points (13-23) in 43 games for the Chicago Blackhawks last season. He missed 39 games after injuring his groin, then having surgery for a sports hernia.

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Williams has 158 points (66-92) in 296 career games with Chicago and Detroit.