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Defenceman Mark Stuart signs three-year extension with Atlanta Thrashers

ATLANTA – The Atlanta Thrashers like what they’ve seen from Mark Stuart.

The defenceman signed a US$5.1-million three-year extension with the Thrashers on Monday—a little over a week after being acquired in a trade from Boston.

Stuart has appeared in just four games with Atlanta.

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In 287 career NHL games with the Bruins and Thrashers, Stuart has 13 goals and 40 points.

The 26-year-old is earning US$1.675 million this season and will average $1.7 million per year on the new deal.