Bruins sign defensman Hnidy, forward MacDonald

The Bruins announced the signing of free agent defensman Shane Hnidy to a 1-year contract.

Hnidy, according to the team, is with the Bruins in Vancouver but has not been cleared to play due to nagging shoulder injury he sustained while in training camp with Phoenix. He’ll speak with the media later tonight.

The Bruins also signed Providence forward Kirk MacDonald to an NHL contract. He was previously on an AHL contract and will remain with the Providence Bruins, according to a team release.

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