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Brunette signs one-year extension with Avs

DENVER -- Forward Andrew Brunette signed a one-year extension with the Colorado Avalanche that will keep him in Denver through the 2007-08 season, the team said Wednesday.

Brunette, 33, had a career-best 24 goals last season, marking his eighth consecutive season with 10 or more. He had 63 points, third on the team and the second-highest total of his career.

Brunette played in all 82 games last season and has missed only
one game in the past four years.

"Andrew had a very strong season last year," said Avalanche
general manager Francois Giguere. "He's been a solid, consistent
performer throughout his career and we're looking for much of the
same from him over the next two years."