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Dumont's Arbitration Award

by Staff Writer / Buffalo Sabres

August 3, 2006

Buffalo Sabres forward JP Dumont was awarded a one-year contract worth $2.9 million by an arbitrator on Wednesday afternoon.

Buffalo Sabres Arbitration Schedule and Results

Buffalo has until 48 hours after their last hearing - Adam Mair on Friday, August 4th - to accept or decline any arbitration ruling.

If the team declines, Dumont will become an unrestricted free agent.

The 28-year-old right wing recorded 40 points (20+20) in 54 games for the Sabres during the 2005-06 season. With a 17.2 shooting percentage, Dumont trailed only Chris Drury (17.4) for the team lead.

The Montreal, Quebec native amassed 14 points (7+7) in 18 games during the 2006 Stanley Cup Playoffs. His game-winning goal in overtime of Game Three against the Ottawa Senators in the second round gave Buffalo a resounding 3-0 series lead.

Buffalo acquired the Dumont along with Doug Gilmour from Chicago in exchange for Michal Grosek on March 10, 2000.
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