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Bruins buy out contract of forward Schaefer

The Sports Network

6/30/2009 7:26:12 PM

Boston, MA (Sports Network) - The Boston Bruins announced Tuesday that they have bought out the final year of forward Peter Schaefer's contract.

Schaefer, 31, did not see the ice in Boston last season, spending the entire campaign in Providence (AHL), where he logged seven goals and 19 assists in 47 games.

The Bruins acquired the native of Saskatchewan in 2007 from Ottawa, two seasons removed from him posting a career-high 20 goals and 50 points.

In 556 career games in the NHL, Schaefer, now an unrestricted free agent, has scored 98 goals and assisted on 161 more.