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Blues sign G Ben Bishop to 1-year deal

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St. Louis Blues goalie Ben Bishop (30) reacts after New York Islanders defenseman Andrew MacDonald scored during the second period of an NHL hockey game on Saturday, March 5, 2011, in Uniondale, N.Y. (AP Photo/Kathy Kmonicek) By Kathy Kmonicek St. Louis Blues goalie Ben Bishop (30) reacts after New York Islanders defenseman Andrew MacDonald scored during the second period of an NHL hockey game on Saturday, March 5, 2011, in Uniondale, N.Y. (AP Photo/Kathy Kmonicek) By Kathy Kmonicek
St. Louis Blues goalie Ben Bishop makes a stop in the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Calgary Flames, Tuesday, March 1, 2011 in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Tom Gannam) By Tom Gannam St. Louis Blues goalie Ben Bishop makes a stop in the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Calgary Flames, Tuesday, March 1, 2011 in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Tom Gannam) By Tom Gannam

ST. LOUIS (AP) -- The St. Louis Blues have signed goaltender Ben Bishop to a one-year, two-way contract.
  
The 24-year-old Bishop, who is from suburban St. Louis, was 3-4 with a 2.76 goals-against average and .899 save percentage last season with the Blues. He's expected to compete for the backup goaltender spot behind Jaroslav Halak.
 
The 6-7, 215-pound Bishop spent most of last season at Peoria, Ill., of the AHL, going 17-14-2 with a 2.55 GAA. He was a third-round pick of the Blues in the 2005 draft.
  
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