|Tuesday, February 18
Updated: May 20, 8:19 PM ET
Roberts reaches new deal just days after return
TORONTO -- The Toronto Maple Leafs signed left wing Gary Roberts to a one-year contract extension Tuesday night.
Roberts was in the Toronto lineup Saturday for the first time this season following surgery on both shoulders. He got his first point of the season Tuesday night, assisting on Alexander Mogilny's goal in the Maple Leafs' 4-3 victory over the Carolina Hurricanes.
The 36-year-old Roberts was in the final season of a three-year contract that paid him $2.5 million for 2002-03. He would have been eligible for free agency July 1.
"I'll take things one year at a time,'' Roberts said, and he didn't rule out staying with the Leafs beyond next season. "If my health hangs in there, I'll try to play until I'm 40.''
Monetary terms of the extension were not divulged.
Roberts had 21 goals and 27 assists last season. He also had 19 points in 19 playoff games. He has 345 career goals in more than 900 games with Calgary, Carolina and Toronto.