'Bouchard, 29, turned down the Rangers' offer and signed with the Sabres during the summer, but a young Buffalo team left the veteran of 311 NHL games unprotected. After the Rangers lost two players they claimed on waivers Tuesday – Shawn Heins was reclaimed by the Thrashers and Jeff Heerema went to the Blues – Glen Sather decided to scoop up Bouchard, who should compete for the seventh defense spot.'
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