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Monday, July 31, 2006

Sabres sign Gaustad, avoiding arbitration

On Sunday, the Sabres avoided arbitration hearings with Paul Gaustad by signing the fourth-line center to a two year deal valued at a total of $1.425M. This season, he will make $675k, followed by $750k in 2007-08. As far as the cap is concerned, his salary will be $712,500. Quite a bit under my late June estimate of $900k.

There are only three players remaining on their arbitration list and of them, JP Dumont and Maxim Afinogenov are the only ones who matter. Adam Mair has also filed, but who does he think he's kidding? JP Dumont is scheduled for his hearing today, barring any last second heroics.

Through all of this, evidently the Buffalo News is writing about everything except the Sabres. So says Kevin BFLOBLOG, anyway.

He's not kidding.

Since there's not much going on these days, I'll get to work on a big project that I would only even dream about during the off-season. I'll let you know when I'm done.

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