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San Jose Signs Ragnarsson

August 9, 2002

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SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) _ Defenseman Marcus Ragnarsson signed with the San Jose Sharks on Friday shortly before his arbitration hearing was set to begin.

Ragnarsson, a seven-year veteran who has spent his entire NHL career with San Jose, had five goals and 20 points last season while making $1.675 million as an anchor of the Sharks’ defense.

Terms of his new contract weren’t immediately available.

Niklas Sundstrom is the only other San Jose player waiting for arbitration. Goalie Evgeni Nabokov declined arbitration last month and remains a restricted free agent, along with defensemen Brad Stuart and Scott Hannan.

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