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Devils sign centre Jiri Tlusty to 1-year, $800,000 contract @NHLdotcom

NEWARK, N.J. - The New Jersey Devils signed free-agent centre Jiri Tlusty to a one-year, $800,000 contract Wednesday.

The 27-year-old Tlusty, from the Czech Republic, had 14 goals and 17 assists in 72 regular-season games last season with Carolina and Winnipeg. He has 87 goals and 86 assists in 416 career games in eight seasons with Toronto, Carolina and Winnipeg.

Also, the Devils said centre Tyler Kennedy will attend training camp on a professional tryout. The 29-year-old Kennedy had six goals and eight assists in 38 regular-season games last season with San Jose and the New York Islanders. He has 86 goals and 113 assists in 477 career games in eight seasons with Pittsburgh, San Jose and the Islanders.

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