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Sunday Hockey Notes

Bruins have sharp new scout in P.J. Axelsson

His hip was sore, a knee a little shaky. Overall, P.J. Axelsson just knew what his body was telling him.

“I was just getting old,’’ said the former Bruins winger, mulling the factors that convinced him to retire this spring after playing the last four seasons in Sweden. “I’m glad I played that last season, it was important to me — but it was time.’’

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