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(The Sports Xchange) - The Montreal Canadiens and forward Lars Eller agreed to terms on a four-year contract, the team announced Thursday.

No financial details were released, but the Montreal Gazette reported the total value to be $14 million. The signing avoids a salary arbitration hearing scheduled for Friday.

Eller, 25, had 12 goals and 26 points in 77 regular-season games in 2013-14, but he was even better in the Stanley Cup playoffs -- his five goals were second on the team to Rene Bourque's eight, and his 13 points trailed only defenseman P.K. Subban's 14.

The Boston Bruins signed defenseman David Warsofsky to a one-year, two-way contract, the team announced Thursday.

Warsofsky's salary is worth $600,000 at the NHL level.

Warsofsky appeared in six games for Boston during the 2013-14 season, scoring his first NHL goal against the Senators in Ottawa on Dec. 28 and his first NHL assist on Feb. 8 also against the Senators.

The Bruins hired former Colorado Avalanche head coach Joe Sacco as an assistant coach, the team announced Thursday.   Continued...

 
Boston Bruins forward Brad Marchand (63) plays the puck as Montreal Canadiens forward Lars Eller (81) defends during the third period in game six of the second round of the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Bell Centre. May 12, 2014; Montreal, Quebec, CAN; Eric Bolte-USA TODAY Sports