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Bruins, F Spooner avoid arbitration

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(TSX / STATS) -- Restricted free agent forward Ryan Spooner avoided arbitration by signing a one-year contract worth $2.825 million with the Boston Bruins, the team announced Wednesday.

Spooner had been seeking $3.85 million while the Bruins were asking for $2 million. The sides were expected to meet with an arbitrator on Wednesday prior to the deal.

"We are pleased with the process and are happy to have Ryan's contract resolved," Bruins general manager Don Sweeney said. "His agent, Murray Kuntz, and Ryan were both very professional, and our group was well prepared as they had worked very diligently prior to arriving at a settlement point.

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