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Stars right wing Miettinen awarded $885,000; Avery has arbitration hearing @NHL

TORONTO (AP) - Dallas Stars right winger Antti Miettinen was awarded an $885,000, one-year deal in salary arbitration Monday, and New York Rangers forward Sean Avery had his case heard by an arbitrator.

The 27-year-old Miettinen nearly doubled his salary of $450,000 last season, when he scored 11 goals with 14 assists in 74 games.

A ruling is expected in Avery's hearing Tuesday or Wednesday morning.

The 27-year-old Avery had a career high 48 points (18-30) last season with Los Angeles and the Rangers while providing his usual physical brand of game.

He's expected to get a raise from the $1.1 million he made last season.

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