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by Paul on 07/04/06 at 10:17 AM ET
Gionta became a restricted free agent on Saturday and has three options: re-sign with the Devils, file for salary arbitration by Wednesday or test the free-agent marketplace. Affecting the decision for Gionta and his agent, Steve Bartlett of Pittsford, is what could lie ahead after next season. If he signs for just one year this summer, he becomes an unrestricted free agent next July. "One year may be in our best interests unless we clearly get (in a long-term deal) what we think will be market value in an open market," Bartlett said. "In an open market, I know Brian Gionta would be extremely valuable."read on
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