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Thrashers sign forward Nigel Dawes and re-sign forward Niclas Bergfors

ATLANTA – The Atlanta Thrashers signed unrestricted free agent Nigel Dawes and restricted free agent Niclas Bergfors to one-year contracts Monday.

Dawes, a 25-year-old left-winger, had 32 points (14 goals, 18 assists) in 66 games with the Calgary Flames last season. His deal is worth US$650,000.

Bergfors, who signed for $900,000, had a combined 44 points (21-23) in 81 games with Atlanta and New Jersey last season. The 23-year-old right-winger came to Atlanta as part of the deal that sent Ilya Kovalchuk to the Devils.

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Dawes has 83 points in 199 career NHL games with the New York Rangers, Phoenix and Calgary.