Originally written on Kukla's Korner  |  Last updated 10/23/14

BUFFALO, NY - JANUARY 18: Garnet Exelby #2 of the Atlanta Thrashers tussles with Patrick Kaleta #36 of the Buffalo Sabres during their NHL game on January 18, 2008 at HSBC Arena in Buffalo, New York. The Sabres defeated the Thrashers 10-1. (Photo by Rick Stewart/Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA – Boston Bruins General Manager Peter Chiarelli announced today, July 11, that the club has signed defenseman Garnet Exelby and forward Lane MacDermid to one-year, two-way contracts through the 2012-13 season. Exelby’s contract is worth $600,000 at the NHL level and $130,000 at the AHL level over the course of the deal. MacDermid’s contract is worth $600,000 at the NHL level and $70,000 at the AHL level. Exelby, a 6’1”, 215-pound defenseman, spent the 2011-12 season with the American Hockey League’s Grand Rapids Griffins, after signing with the Detroit Red Wings as an unrestricted free agent on July 5, 2011. In 75 games, he recorded AHL career highs with seven goals, 14 assists and 21 points, and collected 177 penalty minutes with a plus-eight rating. MacDermid appeared in five games with Boston during the 2011-12 season, making his NHL debut on March 4 at the New York Rangers, where he earned his first NHL fighting major. The 22-year-old spent the majority of the seaso...
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