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Recchi, 42, signs 1-year extension with Bruins

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BOSTON (AP) -The Boston Bruins have given a one-year contract extension to 42-year-old forward Mark Recchi, the NHL's oldest active player under contract.

Recchi had 18 goals and 25 assists last season plus a team-leading six goals as well as four assists in 13 playoff games.

The seven-time All Star also has played for Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, Montreal, Carolina, Atlanta and Tampa Bay in 21 NHL seasons. Among active players, Recchi is first in assists and points and second in games and goals.

He was acquired by the Bruins from the Lightning in March 2009.

If 48-year-old Chris Chelios, who can become an unrestricted free agent, doesn't return to the NHL, Recchi would be the oldest current player in the league. Chelios played seven games with the Atlanta Thrashers last season, his 26th in the NHL.

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