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Blackhawks sign G Turco

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CHICAGO (AP) -The Chicago Blackhawks have agreed to a one-year deal with veteran goaltender Marty Turco, a move that means Stanley Cup hero Antti Niemi (AN'-tee nee-YEH'-mee) is gone.

General manager Stan Bowman says the team expects "immediate" contributions from the 34-year-old Turco, who's played in the NHL for 10 seasons, all with Dallas. He is a three-time All Star.

Niemi helped the Blackhawks win the Stanley Cup this past season after earning $826,875 as a rookie. He was awarded a $2.75 million salary for next season by an arbitrator, putting Chicago in a tough spot to stay under the NHL's salary cap.

The deal with Turco was announced Monday. Niemi becomes the eighth player to leave the Blackhawks since the season ended.

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