Hurricanes give Yelle one-year contract

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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- The Carolina Hurricanes have added another veteran skater, agreeing to terms with center Stephane Yelle.

The Hurricanes said Wednesday that the 14-year pro has agreed to a one-year deal worth $550,000.

The 35-year-old had seven goals and 11 assists with Boston, and has won the Stanley Cup twice with Colorado.

General manager Jim Rutherford calls Yelle "a proven winner" who "adds depth and experience to the Hurricanes at the center position."

The Hurricanes previously signed free agent defenseman Aaron Ward from the Bruins and forward Tom Kostopoulos from Montreal.