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Blue Jackets re-sign Stralman

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -The Columbus Blue Jackets and defenseman Anton Stralman have agreed on a one-year contract, just minutes before they were to go to arbitration on Wednesday morning.

General manager Scott Howson announced the re-signing.

Stralman, who turns 24 on Sunday, had six goals and 28 assists with 37 penalty minutes in 73 games with the Blue Jackets last season, leading club defensemen in assists and points and ranking second in goals and time on ice (20:29).

The native of Tibro, Sweden, was acquired on Sept. 28, 2009, from Calgary for a third-round pick in this summer's draft. He has played in 161 games with the Blue Jackets and Toronto Maple Leafs.

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