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Forward Michael Ryder has signed a one-year contract with the Canadiens, one day before the two sides were to appear before an arbitrator. Ryder had earned $2.2 million with the club last season; his new contract will see him earn $2.95 million this year. He becomes an unrestricted free agent next July 1.
Ryder’s NHLPA statistics. Click on them to access the NHLPA website.