Malone and Bouwmeester rewarded

“Florida Panthers defenceman Jay Bouwmeester was awarded a $4.35-million US, two-year deal by an arbitrator on Wednesday.

“An arbitrator was very kind to Pittsburgh Penguins youngster Ryan Malone on Wednesday, awarded the forward a 85 per cent raise over the next two seasons.

Bouwmeester scored five goals with 41 assists in 82 games last year for the Panthers, when he earned $945,630.

He’ll more than double that in each of the next two seasons _ he’s slated to make $2.1 million in 2006-07 and $2.25 million in 2007-08.”

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“An arbitrator was very kind to Pittsburgh Penguins youngster Ryan Malone on Wednesday, awarded the forward a 85 per cent raise over the next two seasons.

Malone now slated to earn $1.3 million in 2006/07 and $1.45 million in 2007/08. Pittsburgh is expected to accept the decision if a long-term deal is not worked out.

Malone scored 22 goals and added 22 assists in 77 games last season.”

http://www.sportsnet.ca/hockey/article.jsp?content=20060726_153237_4024


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