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Tlusty, Devils agree to terms on one-year contract

by Staff Writer / New Jersey Devils


Tlusty had NHL career highs of 23 goals and 38 points in 48 games in 2012-13. (Photo: Getty Images)


Forward Jiri Tlusty agreed to terms on a one-year contract worth $800,000 with the Devils on Wednesday.

Selected by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the first round (No. 13) of the 2006 NHL Draft, Tlusty, 27, had 14 goals and 31 points in 72 games with the Carolina Hurricanes and Winnipeg Jets last season. He had NHL career highs of 23 goals and 38 points in 48 games in 2012-13, and has 87 goals and 173 points in 416 NHL games.

Forwards Tyler Kennedy and Lee Stempniak each will attend Devils training camp on a professional tryout offer.

Kennedy, 29, had six goals and 14 points in 38 regular-season games with the San Jose Sharks and New York Islanders last season. He has 86 goals, 199 points and 225 penalty minutes in eight NHL seasons.

Stempniak, 32, had 15 goals and 13 assists in 71 regular-season games with the New York Rangers and Winnipeg Jets last season. He has 165 goals, 369 points and 253 penalty minutes in 10 NHL seasons.

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