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Atlanta Signs Defenseman Slegr

July 27, 2001

ATLANTA (AP) _ Defenseman Jiri Slegr signed a one-year contract with the Atlanta Thrashers Friday.

Slegr had eight goals and 26 assists last season with the Pittsburgh Penguins and Thrashers. He had three goals and 16 assists in 33 games with the Thrashers.

Atlanta acquired Slegr from Pittsburgh in January for a 2001 third-round draft pick.

Slegr also has played for Vancouver and Edmonton. He originally was selected by Vancouver in the second round of the 1992 draft and has 42 career goals and 156 assists.

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