Bondra, nearing 500 career goals, joins Blackhawks

Updated: December 10, 2006, 2:27 PM ET
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CHICAGO -- The Chicago Blackhawks gave their struggling offense a boost Sunday, signing veteran right wing Peter Bondra.

Peter Bondra
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.