MONTREAL– The Canadiens avoided arbitration with center Lars Eller by agreeing to a four-year contract Thursday. Multiple reports said the deal is worth $14 million.
Eller was scheduled to have an arbitration hearing Friday.
“Very happy to be part of the Montreal Canadiens for 4 more years,” Eller wrote on Twitter.
“We are very pleased to have agreed upon a long term agreement with Lars Eller,” Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin said in a statement. “He is an important part of our group of young veterans.
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