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Bondra, nearing 500 career goals, joins Blackhawks

12/10/2006 - NHL Chicago Blackhawks

CHICAGO -- The Chicago Blackhawks gave their
struggling offense a boost Sunday, signing veteran right wing
Peter Bondra.

Terms were not disclosed.

Bondra, 38, spent last season with the Atlanta Thrashers,
scoring 21 goals and 39 points in 60 games. He figures to
bolster a Blackhawks club which has netted just 67 goals, the
fourth-lowest total in the NHL.

"[Bondra] is a proven goal scorer," Blackhawks general manager
Dale Tallon said. "He's a tremendously fit athlete who will add
more speed and skill to our lineup. He will help our power
play, and his experience will greatly help our younger players."

A five-time All-Star, Bondra has 498 goals and 380 assists in
13-plus seasons with Atlanta, Ottawa and Washington.