Bruins sign former first-round draft pick Mark Stuart to one-year deal

BOSTON – The Boston Bruins have re-signed defenceman Mark Stuart to a US$1.675-million, one-year contract.

Stuart had two goals and five assists in 56 games for the Bruins last year before being sidelined by a broken left pinky finger that later became infected.

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He had career highs of five goals and 12 assists in the previous season when he played in all 82 regular-season games.

The 26-year-old Stuart was the team’s first-round draft pick, 21st overall, in the 2003 draft.