The Thrashers re-signed RFA Ben Eager today to a one year deal at the exact same salary as he made last season, avoiding arbitration. Speculation on Twitter is that he took the team to arbitration to actually trim the length of the contract down to a year. At the end of this season, he'll be a UFA and free to test the market if he wishes to. Here's hoping that he has a hell of a contract year this season to get the bucks next summer.
No, I'm not above ATL getting a bit mercenary for their own needs. It could be mutually beneficial. Or else Eager'll just start some on-ice skirmishes. That's fun too.