National Hockey League roundup
(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...