The Pittsburgh Penguins and restricted free agent forward Nick Spaling have agreed to a two-year, $4.4 million deal. Spaling was scheduled for an arbitration hearing Thursday morning.
Spaling was scheduled for an arbitration hearing on Thursday morning and was reportedly seeking $2.85 million. The Penguins countered with $1.65 million before the deal for an annual average value of $2.2 million was struck.
The 25-year-old Spaling posted a career-high 32 points in 71 games for the Predators last season. He is a former second-round 2007 draft pick.
- Molly Geary