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Boston Bruins add Hendricks, re-sign Reich

The Boston Bruins, parent club of the AHL’s Providence Bruins, have agreed to terms with forwards Jeremy Reich and Matt Hendricks.

Reich, who will enter his third season with the Bruins organization, split time between Providence and Boston last year. In 32 games for Boston, the 28-year-old, 6-foot-1, 204-pound left wing tallied one assist and 83 penalty minutes. In Providence last season, Reich totaled 11 points (4g, 7a) in 46 games, while amassing 105 penalty minutes.

A native of Craik, Sask., Reich was originally drafted by the Chicago Blackhawks in the second round (39th overall) of the 1997 NHL Entry Draft. He has registered 62 goals and 97 assists for 159 points, along with 1,194 penalty minutes, in 456 career AHL contests.

hendricks_200.jpgHendricks joins the Bruins after spending last season with the Hershey Bears of the AHL. In 65 games in 2006-07, Hendricks recorded 18 goals and 26 assists for 44 points, along with 105 penalty minutes. He also had eight goals and four assists in 19 Calder Cup Playoff games.

In 137 career AHL contests, the 6-foot, 215-pound native of Blaine, Minn., has recorded 32 goals and 42 assists for 74 points. He was originally drafted by the Nashville Predators in the fifth round (131st overall) of the 2000 NHL Entry Draft.