BOSTON -- The Boston Bruins have signed defenceman Mark Stuart to a one-year contract. Financial terms were not disclosed.
Stuart has spent his entire career with the Bruins, who made the Rochester, Minn., native the 21st overall selection of the 2003 NHL Entry Draft.
In 56 games last season, Stuart notched two goals and five assists for seven points with 80 penalty minutes. He missed the final 26 games of the regular season and eight playoff games with a broken left pinky finger and subsequent infection.
Prior to the injury, Stuart had appeared in 234 consecutive games.
Stuart has 12 goals and 23 assists for 35 points and 261 penalty minutes in 252 regular-season games. He has added two assists in 22 career playoff games.