‘Sheriff’ Returning To Bruins?

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Bruins Shane "Sheriff" Hnidy. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Bruins Shane “Sheriff” Hnidy. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

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BOSTON (CBS) – The Bruins “Sheriff” may be returning to town.

According to the Bruins’ team website, defenseman Shane Hnidy has joined the team in Vancouver on a tryout basis. He will practice with the team, and get a shot at joining the Bruins for the rest of the season.

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Nicknamed “The Sheriff,” Hnidy played in 108 games for Boston over a season and a half from 2008 to 2009. He scored four goals and had 13 assists during his time in black and gold.

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Hnidy could join an already solid defensive core that includes Zdeno Chara, Dennis Seidenberg, Johnny Boychuck and last week’s big acquisition, Tomas Kaberle.

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