Habs ink Halpern

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MONTREAL -- The Montreal Canadiens have signed veteran forward Jeff Halpern to a one-year contract.

As per team policy, no terms of the deal were announced.

The 34-year-old Halpern split last season between Tampa Bay and Los Angeles and scored a combined nine goals and 10 assists in 71 games. He was acquired by the Kings at the trade deadline and went scoreless in six games as they bowed out to Vancouver in the first round of the playoffs.

The Potomac, Md., native began his NHL career with the hometown Capitals during the 1999-2000 campaign and has also skated for the Dallas Stars over the course of his 10-year career.

Halpern has totaled 131 goals and 316 points in 720 regular season contests and added six goals and six helpers in 30 postseason matches.


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