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Canadiens sign Gorges to six-year extension

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The Montreal Canadiens started 2012 by announcing Sunday the team had signed defenseman Josh Gorges to a six-year contract.

Terms of the deal were not released, but ESPN.com is reporting the annual average value is $3.9 million. The 27-year-old blueliner would have become an unrestricted free agent July 1.

In 39 games, this season, Gorges has 1 goal, 10 assists and a plus-6 rating.

In seven NHL seasons with the Sharks and Canadiens, Gorges has 10 goals, 69 points and a plus-18 rating in 403 games.
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