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Defenseman Jurcina signs to return with Capitals

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Defenseman Milan Jurcina has signed a one-year contract to return with the Washington Capitals, the NHL club said on Friday.

The 26-year-old Slovakian, who appeared in 79 games for the Caps last season to lead defensemen in games played, registered three goals and 11 assists, and was first on the club with 131 blocked shots and second with 157 hits.

(Reporting by Larry Fine in New York, Editing by Nigel Hunt)