Bingo gets a boost

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, Last Updated: 9:36 AM ET

Bryan Murray had more in mind yesterday than simply trying to make the Baby Sens better.

Outside of keeping Chris Neil, that was all the Senators GM had to show for Day 1 of the NHL's free-agency period.

Murray signed minor-league G Mike Brodeur, C Martin St. Pierre, an Embrun native, and draft pick Erik Condra, who had a superb career in the NCAA at Notre Dame.

All three should help Binghamton next season in the AHL.

The 5-foot-9, 187-lb. St. Pierre had four points (2G-2A) in 14 games last season with the Boston Bruins. With Boston's AHL affiliate in Providence, he tied for the lead in team scoring with 66 points (15G-51A) over 61 games. St. Pierre also had 16 points in as many playoff games.

Condra, 22, was Ottawa's seventh-round pick (211th overall) in the 2006 NHL draft.

The native of Trenton, Mich., was Notre Dame's top scorer in all four of his seasons with the Fighting Irish, tallying 38 points (13G-25A) last season.

The 26-year-old Brodeur -- no relation to Marty -- had a 2.45 GAA and a .921 save percentage for Rochester of the AHL last season.


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