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44 AARON WARD D
AGE: 34 HT: 6-foot-2 WT: 215 lbs.
2006-07 STATS: 73 GP 4 G 12 A 16 PTS 65 PIMS
THE SKINNY: Dealt to the Bruins by the Rangers in exchange for D Paul Mara on Feb. 27 ... Signed with the Rangers as an unrestricted free agent after winning a Stanley Cup with Carolina last season. Also went to the NHL final with the Hurricanes in 2002 ... Won two Stanley Cups with the Red Wings in 1997 and 1998 ... Drafted No. 5 overall by the Winnipeg Jets. His rights were dealt to Detroit on June 11, 1993 for Paul Ysebaert ... Played college hockey at the University of Michigan ... Signed as a free agent with Carolina in July, 2001. He spent four seasons with the Hurricanes ... Earning $2.75 million US this season.
BLACK AND BLUE REPORT
BRUINS: RW Glen Murray (groin), season; LW P.J. Axelsson (wrist), season.
Expect to see Tim Thomas make the start in net for the Bruins. He has a 3-2-0 record against the Senators this season with a 2.41 GAA ... The Bruins will likely leave G Hannu Toivonen with the club's AHL affiliate in Providence for the rest of the season. Joey MacDonald has been dressing as the backup to Thomas ... D Jason York, a former Senators blueliner, was a healthy scratch in Boston's 5-0 loss to the Penguins on Sunday, along with LW Stanslav Chistov and D Bobby Allen ... C Jason Spezza leads the Senators with 15 third-period goals ... Ottawa is 24-11-3 at home ... The Bruins arrived in Ottawa late Sunday and held a practice at the Bell Sensplex yesterday ... Expect to see Bruins D Zdeno Chara play for Slovakia at next month's world championship in Boston. It's possible Bruins coach Dave Lewis could be on the Team Canada staff.