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Devils Sign Forward Damien Brunner

The New Jersey Devils have signed Damien Brunner after reaching a professional tryout agreement with the free agent forward earlier this month.

Damien Brunner, New Jersey Devils
Damien Brunner of the New Jersey Devils skates against the New York Islanders at the Prudential Center in Newark. (Bruce Bennett, Getty Images)

Terms of the deal with the 27-year-old Brunner reached Tuesday aren’t being released by the team. After joining the Devils on a tryout basis on Sept. 16, Brunner has two assists in two NHL preseason games.

In 44 games last season with Detroit, Brunner had 12 goals and 14 assists. He added a team-leading five goals and four assists in 14 postseason contests.

Before joining the Red Wings, Brunner played in the Swiss National League for seven seasons from 2006-07 through 2012-13.

He represented Switzerland at the 2010 and 2012 World Championships, and had a team-leading seven points last year.

(Copyright 2013 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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