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Blackhawks sign Segal to one-year deal

Thursday, 09.01.2011 / 2:17 PM / NHL Free Agency 2011

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Blackhawks sign Segal to one-year deal
The Chicago Blackhawks on Thursday signed right wing Brandon Segal to a one-year contract.

Segal, 28, had 5 goals, 10 points and 41 penalty minutes in 46 regular-season games with the Dallas Stars in 2010-11. He also played 30 games with the American Hockey League's Texas Stars, totaling 7 goals and 17 points.

The Richmond, B.C. , native has totaled 11 goals, 22 points and 79 penalty minutes in 92 NHL games spanning parts of four seasons with the Tampa Bay Lightning (2008-09), Los Angeles Kings (2009-10) and Stars (2009-11).

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