Saturday, August 13, 2005

Frolov resigns and Bure heads to LA

LOS ANGELES (CP) - The Los Angeles Kings signed winger Alexander Frolov and Valeri Bure on Friday on a busy day for the NHL club.
The Kings also sent defenceman Bryan Muir to the Washington Capitals for future considerations and signed forwards Jeff Giuliano and George Parros.
Frolov, a restricted free agent, signed a five-year deal after leading the Kings with 24 goals during 2003-04 and finishing second in team scoring with 48 points in 77 games.
"The Kings are very pleased to make a long-term commitment to Alex," said general manager Dave Taylor. "He is a very gifted offensive player who, at just 23 years of age, has already made significant contributions to our organization."
Frolov spent the past season in Russia playing for CSKA Moscow, collecting 20 goals and 17 assists in 42 games.
Bure, an unrestricted free agent, signed a one-year deal. He split 2003-04 between Dallas and Florida, picking up 22 goals with 30 assists in 68 games.
"Valeri Bure brings a package of speed, offensive skill and experience to our lineup," said Taylor. "We believe that he will also be a player who will really benefit from the new rule changes and he will be a welcome addition to our power play."
In 621 career NHL games with Montreal, Calgary, St. Louis, Florida and Dallas, the 31-year-old has 174 goals 226 assists.
The 32-year-old Muir had one assist in two games with the Kings in the 2003-04 season.
The six-foot-four, 220-pound defenceman has five goals, 15 assists and 167 penalty minutes in 181 career games over nine NHL seasons.

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