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Hurricanes Sign Brendl, St. Jacques

August 15, 2005

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) _ Right wing Pavel Brendl and defenseman Bruno St. Jacques signed one-year contracts Monday with the Carolina Hurricanes.

Brendl will be paid nearly $900,000 if he makes the team while St. Jacques will earn $450,000 if he wins a spot with the club.

Brendl spent most of last season with Jokipojat Joensuu in Finland, where he had nine goals, 10 assists and 48 penalty minutes in 21 games. In 2003-04, Brendl scored five goals and earned three assists in 18 games before missing the final 21 games of the season with a broken collarbone.

St. Jacques had two goals and 12 assists in 68 games last season with Carolina’s minor league Lowell of the American Hockey League. He played in 35 games with Carolina in 2003-04 after making the team out of training camp.

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