Senators sign backup G Auld to 1-year deal

Veteran goalie Alex Auld is returning to Ottawa, agreeing to a

one-year, $1 million deal with the Senators.

Auld, who played 43 games with Ottawa during the 2008-09 season,

is expected to be the backup next season to Senators starter Craig


The 30-year-old Auld went 6-2-2 with a .914 save percentage and

2.64 goals-against average last season with Montreal. He was

16-18-7 with a 2.47 GAA during his first stint with Ottawa.