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New York Rangers sign veteran defenceman Jason Strudwick

The 31-year-old Edmonton native played with HC Lugano of the Swiss League this season, registering two goals, three assists and 28 penalty minutes in 34 games. He had to clear NHL waivers before joining the Rangers and was expected in the lineup Monday night.

Strudwick skated in 65 games with the Rangers last season, putting up three goals, four assists and 66 penalty minutes.

The 6-4, 225-pound blue-liner has appeared in 428 career NHL games with the Chicago Blackhawks, New York Islanders, Vancouver Canucks, and Rangers, registering 10 goals, 26 assists and 636 penalty minutes.


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