From Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun:
The Sun has learned Antoine Vermette avoided arbitration.
Here is the deal.
$2.525 million next season.
$3 million in 2009-10.
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Good move by the Senators. There was really no good reason to have a heated arbitration hearing with one of the team’s integral forwards. Signing Vermette to a two-year deal at reasonable dollars is a solid move for the franchise.