The Boston Bruins  announced Tuesday afternoon that they’ve signed defenseman Drew Fata and goaltender Dany Sabourin to one-year free agent deals. Both players are expected to be organization depth players, but Sabourin could give rookie goaltender Tuukka Rask  some competition for the backup goaltender spot in training camp. The Sabourin signing also gives the Bruins some depth at the goaltending spot should either Tim Thomas  or Rask succumb to an injury next season.
The Bruins had only untested South Boston native Kevin Regan should anything dire happen during the year, and the NHL-tested Sabourin gives them another qualified body between the pipes.
The 26-year-old Fata split the 2008-09 season between two teams in the AHL and compiled 7 goals, 9 assists and 141 penalty minutes in 75 games. He has played eight games in the NHL  with the New York Islanders  and has 1-1-2 totals along with nine penalty minutes.
The 28-year-old Sabourin played in 19 games for the Pittsburgh Penguins  during the 2008-09 season and registered a 6-8-2 record, a 2.85 goals against average and an .898 save percentage for the Stanley Cup  Champion Pens. Sabourin was part of a midseason trade to the Edmonton Oilers  for goaltender Mathieu Garon, and was waived by Edmonton prior to appearing in a game. In 57 NHL  games, Sabourin is 18-25-4 with a 2.87 goals against average and an .898 save percentage.