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Bruin nemesis Cooke re-ups with Pittsburgh

Bruin fans will be hard pressed to forget the questionable, blindsided hit Matt Cooke [1] delivered on Marc Savard [2] on March 6. Replays confirm the maliciousness of the blow, although Cooke was never penalized on the ice and received no fine from the league office. The hit knocked out Savard until the Flyers series in May.

Known for being a pest on the ice, Cooke re-signed with the Penguins [3] Wednesday, a reported three-year, $5.4 million contract.¬†One of the Penguins’ top penalty-killers, he had 15 goals and 15 assists last season, to go along with a plus-17 and 183 hits. Cooke, who also has played for Vancouver and Washington, could have become a free agent July 1.