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Rene Rancourt to sing anthem in Worcester

Bruins anthem singer Rene Rancourt will finally get to work later this week. Rancourt, locked out of his normal NHL job at TD Garden, has signed a one-game anthem tryout agreement (ATO) with the AHL’s Worcester Sharks.

On Dec. 16, Rancourt will sing the national anthem prior to Worcester’s afternoon home game at the DCU Center against Portland. Rancourt will also sign autographs before the game.

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“I would like to thank the Worcester Sharks for the opportunity to stay in shape during the NHL work stoppage,” said Rancourt in a statement.

“I look forward to get my vocal cords back in game shape in the AHL and look forward to making my Sharks debut at the DCU Center on December 16.”

Fluto Shinzawa can be reached at fshinzawa@globe.com. Follow him on Twitter @GlobeFluto.
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