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Lehtonen wants to be a Thrasher for a while

From Mike Knobler of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution:

Thrashers goalie Kari Lehtonen agreed to a one-year contract Wednesday but said he hopes to stay with the team for more than one more season.

Lehtonen, 24, said he got “a little raise” from the $2.2 million he earned last season but declined to be more specific. The Thrashers’ top goalie had been a restricted free agent, meaning the team would have had the right to match another team’s offer or receive compensation if it chose to allow another team to sign him.

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Lehtonen is a talent, so it is a good sign that he wants to remain in Atlanta for the long haul considering the team appears destined for yet another non-playoff season.