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Bruins sign Shane Hnidy

The Bruins announced Saturday that they have signed defenseman Shane Hnidy to a one-year contract. Hnidy, who is still recovering from a shoulder injury suffered with the Coyotes in training camp, had been practicing with the team on a tryout basis since Wednesday.

Hnidy played parts of two seasons in Boston previously, skating in 108 regular season and 14 playoff games over the 2007-08 and 2008-09 campaigns. The B’s traded a sixth-round pick and Brandon Bochenski to the Ducks for Hnidy during the 2007-08 season.

The Bruins also announced that they have signed forward Kirk MacDonald to an NHL [1] contract. MacDonald has 12 goals and 15 assists for 27 points in 60 games for Providence this season.