Canadiens sign Sanford, Bruins re-sign Hunwick

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MONTREAL (AP) -- The Montreal Canadiens' offseason makeover took another step with the signing of goalie Curtis Sanford to a one-year contract.

The Canadiens announced the deal Monday.

Sanford, 29, went 11-11-1 last season with a 2.69 goals against average for the Vancouver Canucks. He had one shutout in 35 regular-season games.

Sanford posted a 7-3-3 mark with a 1.73 GAA and two shutouts in 16 games with the AHL's Manitoba Moose.

In 108 career NHL regular-season games, Sanford is 37-37-16 with a 2.76 GAA during stints with Vancouver and St. Louis.

Sanford is the latest addition to the revamped Canadiens, who have traded for center Scott Gomez, and added forwards Mike Cammalleri and Brian Gionta, and defensemen Jaroslav Spacek and Hall Gill in free agency.

BOSTON (AP) -- The Boston Bruins have signed defenseman Matt Hunwick to a multiyear contract extension.

Hunwick scored six goals with 21 assists as a rookie last season. The 27 points placed him third among Bruins defensemen.

He played in one postseason game before having his spleen removed and missing the rest of the playoffs.

Hunwick, 24, was a seventh-round draft pick in 2004 and played four years of college hockey at Michigan.