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Hurricanes re-sign wing Tlusty, add goalie MacIntyre

Wednesday, 07.02.2014 / 12:04 AM / NHL Free Agency 2014

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Hurricanes re-sign wing Tlusty, add goalie MacIntyre
Jiri Tlusty signed a one-year, $2.95 million contract to remain with the Carolina Hurricanes.

Forward Jiri Tlusty signed a one-year, $2.95 million contract Tuesday to remain with the Carolina Hurricanes, who also signed goaltender Drew MacIntyre to a one-year, two-way contract and forward Brendan Malone to a two-year deal.

Tlusty, 26, had 16 goals and 30 points in 68 games last season. Those numbers were down from the career highs of 23 goals and 38 points he had in 48 games in 2012-13 with Carolina.

In seven NHL seasons with the Toronto Maple Leafs and Hurricanes, Tlusty has 73 goals and 142 points in 344 games.

MacIntyre, 31, was 29-15-3 with a 2.53 goals-against average and .917 save percentage in 48 regular-season games for the Toronto Marlies of the American Hockey League last season and 0-1-0 with a 2.53 GAA and .922 save percentage in two games for the Maple Leafs.

The contract will pay MacIntyre $600,000 in the NHL or $250,000 in the AHL for the 2014-15 season, with a guarantee of at least $300,000.

"Drew had a strong season last year and provides veteran depth for our organization in net," Hurricanes general manager Ron Francis said.

Malone, 25, is a 6-foot-2, 207-pound depth forward who has played in the Colorado Avalanche’s organization after being drafted in 2007.

“He’s a big guy who skates well and is physical. He got some games up top in Colorado, and he’s a guy that’s up-and-coming, getting that chance to prove himself,” Francis said. “He should be good for us. He’ll be able to kill penalties and change the look of our fourth line to get more size and physicality.”

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