Colorado Avalanche sign defenceman Daniel Tjarnqvist to one-year deal

DENVER – The Colorado Avalanche signed free-agent defenceman Daniel Tjarnqvist to a one-year contract Thursday.

The 31-year-old Swede played last season in Russia. In 315 NHL games with Atlanta, Minnesota and Edmonton, he has 16 goals and 80 assists.

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The Avalanche also signed forward Chris Durno. He spent the last three seasons in the AHL.