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Juuse Saros and Nashville Predators avoid arbitration with a 4-year, $20 million contract extension

The Nashville Predators have re-signed goaltender Juuse Saros to a four-year contract with an average annual value of $5 million, reports Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman.

The 26-year-old goalie, a restricted free agent, filed for salary arbitration and had a hearing scheduled for Wednesday. That meeting has been canceled after the two sides decided to settle on a number themselves

Saros earned himself a few extra dollars last season, when he led the charge for the final two months to help the Predators go from the longest of postseason longshots to another playoff appearance.

Saros set career highs in starts (35), wins (21), save% (.927) and goals-against average (2.28) while solidifying himself as a sure No. 1 after years of backing up Pekka Rinne, who retired this summer.

Saros was one of 17 restricted free agents to file for arbitration, along with teammate Dante Fabbro, whom the team signed Aug. 5.

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