Leafs continue to revamp defence by signing Robidas to three-year deal

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Dallas Stars' Trevor Daley (6) and Stephane Robidas, right, celebrate with Brad Richards, top left, after his goal during the third period against the Minnesota Wild in an NHL game Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2008, in St. Paul, Minn. Dallas won 4-3. Associated Press photo

TORONTO – Stephane Robidas has signed a US$9-million, three-year deal with the Toronto Maple Leafs, who continue to overhaul their blue line.

Robidas, 37, broke his leg during the playoffs while playing for the Anaheim Ducks.

The Sherbrooke, Que., native is a veteran of 885 NHL games with the Montreal Canadiens, Dallas Stars, Chicago Blackhawks and Ducks.

Robidas has 56 goals and 195 assists in that time.

The addition of Robidas gives the Leafs three right-handed shots in him, Roman Polak and Cody Franson. Dion Phaneuf had been playing the right side despite shooting left.

Earlier Tuesday the Leafs reacquired forward Matt Frattin by trading winger Jerry D'Amigo to the Columbus Blue Jackets.

Toronto originally traded Frattin to the Los Angeles Kings in June 2013 as part of the deal for goaltender Jonathan Bernier. The Kings sent him to Columbus at the 2014 deadline as part of the deal that got them Marian Gaborik.

Frattin, 26, has 17 goals and 18 assists in 126 NHL games. The Leafs also got a conditional seventh-round pick in 2015 as part of the trade.

D'Amigo, who spent the majority of the season with the AHL's Toronto Marlies, had a goal and two assists in 22 games with the Leafs.

Organizations: NHL, Toronto Maple Leafs, Los Angeles Kings Montreal Canadiens Dallas Stars Chicago Blackhawks Columbus Blue Jackets

Geographic location: TORONTO, US, Sherbrooke

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