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Nashville Signs Four Players

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (July 7, 2011) – Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced today that the club has signed forwards Matt Halischuk and Nick Spaling to two-year contracts, and forwards Chris Mueller and Cal O’Reilly to one-year deals. Halischuk’s contract is worth $1.425 million, paying him $600,000 in 2011-12 and $825,000 in 2012-13 while Spaling’s contract is worth $2.1 million, paying him $1 million in 2011-12 and $1.1 million in 2012-13. O’Reilly’s contract will see him earn $1.05 million in 2011-12 and Mueller’s two-way contract will see him paid $550,000 at the NHL level and $65,000 at the AHL level.

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J.J. from Kansas's avatar

Are these the players whose statuses as RFAs were put in jeopardy by the QO issue that’s going on?

Posted by J.J. from Kansas on 07/07/11 at 06:30 PM ET

Da lil Guy's avatar

Appears to be everyone except Sergei Kostitsyn.

Posted by Da lil Guy from Guelph, Ontario on 07/07/11 at 06:36 PM ET

Paul's avatar

Yes, J.J.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 07/07/11 at 06:37 PM ET

Leo_Racicot's avatar

Here are the dudes that had issues:
Restricted Free Agents Sergei Kostitsyn, Cal O’Reilly, Matt Halischuk, Chris Mueller, Linus Klasen, Andreas Thuresson, and Nick Spalling

Looks like these guys still have yet to be signed out of the bunch as of right now:
Sergei Kostitsyn, Linus Klasen, Andreas Thuresson

Odd (or maybe not considering the market), there’s been little to no coverage of it since it was reported on June 30th.

Posted by Leo_Racicot on 07/07/11 at 06:38 PM ET

Da lil Guy's avatar

All but Kostitsyn of the regular NHL starters, anyways.

Posted by Da lil Guy from Guelph, Ontario on 07/07/11 at 06:39 PM ET

J.J. from Kansas's avatar

Seems odd that they would all sign deals the day before the arbitration case deciding their UFA/RFA status would be heard.

Poile might have traded for Lebda, but this seems like a pretty smart move on his part.  Nobody on this list is overpaid like the Blackhawks had to pay their non-qualified RFAs.

Posted by J.J. from Kansas on 07/07/11 at 06:50 PM ET

pwnicholson's avatar

Klasen is in europe next year anyway, so he’s not in the picture

Posted by pwnicholson from Nashville, TN on 07/07/11 at 06:57 PM ET

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