MONTREAL (AP) - The Montreal Canadiens avoided arbitration with center Lars Eller, agreeing to a four-year contract on Thursday.
Eller was scheduled to have an arbitration hearing on Friday.
''Very happy to be part of the Montreal Canadiens for 4 more years,'' Eller wrote on Twitter.
''We are very pleased to have agreed upon a long term agreement with Lars Eller,'' general manager Marc Bergevin said in a statement. ''He is an important part of our group of young veterans.

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