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St. Louis Blues sign free-agent defenceman Brendan Bell

ST. LOUIS – Brendan Bell is on the move to St. Louis.

The free-agent defenceman signed a contract with the Blues on Friday, leaving his hometown Ottawa Senators after one season.

The 26-year-old appeared in 53 games for the Sens last year, recording 21 points (6-15) and 24 penalty minutes. He also spent time with AHL Binghamton.

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In one 101 career NHL games for Toronto, Phoenix and Ottawa, Bell has seven goals and 28 points. He was a third round pick of the Maple Leafs in 2001.