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New York Rangers add toughness by signing forward Donald Brashear

NEW YORK – It didn’t take the New York Rangers very long to add some toughness.

After watching tough guy Colton Orr bolt to Toronto, the Rangers responded by signing free-agent forward Donald Brashear.

Brashear spent last season with the Washington Capitals and led the team with 119 penalty minutes. He had one goal and four points in 63 games.

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In 989 career games with Montreal, Vancouver, Philadelphia and Washington, he has 85 goals and 204 points. Brashear has also racked up 2,561 penalty minutes.