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Thrashers sign free agent forward Antropov

TSN.ca Staff

7/2/2009 11:36:32 AM

The Nik Antropov experiment in New York is over, as the veteran forward has signed a four-year, $16 million deal with the Atlanta Thrashers.

The 29-year-old saw his nine-year tenure with the Toronto Maple Leafs end at the trade deadline earlier this year, when the club sent him to the New York Rangers in exchange for a second round draft pick in 2009 as well as a conditional draft pick in 2010.

Antropov had seven goals and six assists in 18 games with the Rangers. He also set career-highs on the year with 28 goals and 59 points in 81 games.

The native of Kazakhstan was selected 10th overall by the Maple Leafs in the 1998 NHL Entry Draft.

More details to follow.