News reports from ESPN and NBC Sports say the Tampa Bay Lightning avoided a Friday arbitration hearing with forward Vladislav Namestnikov after the team and player reached an agreement on a two-year deal.
The deal is worth $3.875 million, the sources say.
The 23-year-old was a restricted free agent.
Namestnikov scored 14 goals and 35 points in 80 games with the Lightning in the last campaign, and he scored a goal and three points as the club got to the Eastern Conference final.
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NBC Sports said the next negotiations to be concerned about are the ones with Nikita Kucherov, who did not file for arbitration but still requires a new deal.