NHL News: Arbitration Offers, Avs, Preds, Bruins, Wings, Lightning and Capitals

NHL News: Arbitration Offers, Avs, Preds, Bruins, Wings, Lightning and Capitals

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Colton Parayko and St. Louis Blues exchange salary arbitration offers
On Salary Arbitration Offers …

Elliotte Friedman: The Red Wings offered $4.1 million and Tomas Tatar asked for $5.3 million.

Elliotte Friedman: The Blues asked for a two-year deal for Colton Parayko at $3.4 million and $3.6 million. Parayko asked for one-year at $4.85 million.

On the Colorado Avalanche …

Mike Chambers of the Denver Post: The Avs re-signed RFAs Gabriel Bourque, Felix Girard and Duncan Siemens to one-year, two-way contracts.

Unsigned RFAs include Nikita Zadorov, Matt Nieto and Rocco Grimaldi.

On the Nashville Predators …

Adam Vingan: The Predators have signed RFA Pontus Aberg to a two-year, $1.3 million deal.

Adam Vingan of The Tennessean: The Predators re-signed Frederick Gaudreau to a three-year, $2 million deal. The first two years are two-way deals at $650,000 in the NHL and $70,000 in the AHL. The third-year of the deal is a one-way deal at $700,000.

On the Boston Bruins …

Joe Haggerty of CSNNE: The Bruins re-signed Austin Czarnik to a one-year, two-way deal worth $650,000 in the NHL.

On the Detroit Red Wings …

Ansar Khan: The Red Wings re-signed Martin Frk to a one-year, two-way deal – $650,000 in the NHL and $250,000 in the AHL.

On the Tampa Bay Lightning …

Joe Smith: The Lightning sign Michael Bournival to a one-year, two-way deal.

On the Washington Capitals …

Fluto Shinzawa of the Boston Globe: Capitals GM Brian McLellan on the leverage that Evgeny Kuznetsov had with the KHL.

“We went a little above where we thought we were going to be,” MacLellan acknowledged in a conference call following the signing, “initially because of the situation Kuznetsov was in — his ability to go play in Russia for two years, earn as much money or more than he was making here, then come back as a UFA. He had the leverage. We lost our arbitration leverage with his ability to do that. We had to comply with his demands. If you look at it in the total scope, I think he’s going to be a top-end center in the league. Next year and going forward, it’s going to be a good contract.”