The Bruins said they have agreed to terms on a two-year contract with holdout LW P.J. Axelsson.

Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Axelsson, 24, will be entering his third season with the Bruins after the team made him a seventh-round selection, 177th overall, in the 1995 NHL draft.

ERIKSSON RE-SIGNS: The Blackhawks re-signed D Anders Eriksson to a one-year contract. Eriksson, 24, had eight assists in 11 games with Chicago last season.

PENGUINS CUT ERREY: Bob Errey, a left wing who played on Mario Lemieux's line when the Penguins' owner was a rookie in 1984, was released by the team. Errey was invited to training camp on a tryout basis. He appeared in two preseason games, going scoreless. Errey once was San Jose's captain when current Penguins coach Kevin Constantine coached the Sharks.

HEADED FOR THE HALL: Herb Brooks and Jim Craig highlight a list of five former U.S. Olympians who were to be inducted into the International Ice Hockey Federation Hall of Fame yesterday.

Brooks, coach of the U.S.'s 1980 gold medal-winning "Miracle on Ice" hockey team, and Craig, the team's goalie, will also be joined by Mark Johnson, the squad's leading scorer during the tournament.

Other inductees are Mike Curran, goalie of the 1972 U.S. silver medal-winning hockey team, and Hal Trumble, former executive director of the Amateur Hockey Association of the United States, now known as USA Hockey.