From Adam Proteau of The Hockey News:
Hours after Ottawa GM Bryan Murray held a news conference to announce the team was at a contractual impasse with restricted free agent defenseman Andrej Meszaros, The Hockey News has learned from an NHL source that Meszaros has agreed to a multi-year offer sheet with an average salary in excess of $5 million per season.
The team that has agreed to terms with the 22-year-old has yet to be confirmed.
When contacted by The Hockey News, Murray denied the report.
“I’ve heard rumors that that’s happening, but there’s no confirmation of that at this point,” said Murray.
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This is too much money for Meszaros. He is a talented offensive defenseman but he was asking for $4.5 million from the Senators, so even he doesn’t think he is worth $5 million per season!
We’ll let you know who signed him once the information becomes available.