The Atlanta Thrashers have re-signed restricted free agent forward Ben Eager, according to General Manager Rick Dudley. Per team policy terms of the deal were not disclosed, but according to a report in the Atlanta Journal-Constituion, Eager will be paid $965,000 next season.
Eager, 26, appeared in 60 games with the Chicago Blackhawks last season, earning 16 points (seven goals, nine assists) and a team-leading 120 penalty minutes. He added three points (one goal, two assists) in 18 post-season contests, while capturing the 2010 Stanley Cup Championship.
The Ottawa, Ontario, native has earned 52 points (27 goals, 25 assists) and 621 penalty minutes in 255 career NHL games with Chicago and Philadelphia. Eager has also posted five points (two goals, three assists) in 37 Stanley Cup Playoff games with the Blackhawks and Flyers.
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