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Blues sign Lapierre to 2-year deal, give one-year deal to Aucoin

Friday, 07.05.2013 / 7:35 PM / News

The Canadian Press

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Blues sign Lapierre to 2-year deal, give one-year deal to Aucoin

ST. LOUIS - The St. Louis Blues signed free agent forward Maxim Lapierre to a two-year contract and gave forward Keith Aucoin a one-year deal.

The 28-year-old Lapierre had four goals and six assists in 48 games with Vancouver, and appeared in four playoff games. The 34-year-old Aucoin had six goals and six assists in 41 games with the Islanders.

St. Louis also signed forwards Mark Mancari and Alexandre Bolduc to one-year, two-way contracts coming off high-scoring seasons in the AHL. The Blues drafted Bolduc in the fourth round in 2003.

The 27-year-old Mancari had 61 points in 76 games at Rochester, while the 28-year-old Bolduc had 51 points in 56 games for Portland.

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