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Former Boston defenseman Steve Montador has signed a two-year deal worth a total of $3.1 million. Montador was a deadline-day acquisition by the Bruins last season in exchange for forward Petteri Nokelainen. He appeared in 13 regular-season games as both a blueliner and a forward, and he recorded just one assist. In 11 playoff games, he put up 1-2-3 totals.

“I certainly think the atmosphere in Buffalo is always competitive, and teams that play consistently will have that (competitiveness),” Montador told John Vogl of the Buffalo News. “Would I say they needed that? I think they’ve always been consistent with that, but it doesn’t ever hurt to add more.”