'Each player received a qualifying offer from the team…'.
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‘A player is granted arbitration rights based on their professional playing experience. Arbitration hearings will begin later this month.’
‘The Buffalo Sabres announced Wednesday that 12 players off their 2005-06 roster have filed for salary arbitration.’
'Arniel, 43, spent the past four seasons as an assistant coach with the Buffalo Sabres.'
'Arniel has an extensive history with the Moose as both a player and coach.'
'The Sabres, meanwhile, lost Jay McKee to free agency last weekend but replaced him with Spacek, a key member of Edmonton's Cup run this spring. The Czech veteran was second in playoff scoring among defencemen with 14 points (3-11) in 24 games. Spacek split the 2005-06 season between Chicago and Edmonton, collecting 43 points (12-31), 96 penalty minutes and plus-11 rating in 76 games, while averaging 23:39 of ice time per game.'
‘Jaroslav Spacek agreed to a three-year contract worth about $10 million with the Buffalo Sabres on Wednesday as the team continued to bolster its depleted defensive ranks.’
'He has represented the Czech Republic in three Winter Olympics, winning a gold medal in 1998 and bronze in 2006.'
'The 5-11, 204-pound Spacek, 32, split last season between Chicago and Edmonton, recording a combined 12 goals and 31 assists in 76 games. He finished second among NHL defenseman with 14 points in 24 playoff games during the Oilers' postseason run.'
'The Buffalo Sabres have signed free agent defenseman Jaroslav Spacek to a three-year deal.'