‘Dumont then played an important role in the Sabres’ extended playoff run, finishing with seven goals — including one in overtime in a second-round series against Ottawa — and seven assists for 14 points in 18 games.’
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'The Sabres have two days to accept or reject the deal. If the team declines, Dumont will become an unrestricted free agent.'
'Dumont, who was a restricted free agent, received a substantial raise from his $1.596-million US wage in 2005-06.'
'The Sabres have 48 hours after their final arbitration hearing with centre Adam Mair to make a decision on the award. If the Sabres reject the ruling, he becomes an unrestricted free agent.'
'Buffalo Sabres forward J.P. Dumont has been awarded a one-year/$2.9 million contract in arbitration.'
‘”The biggest thing for us is the three-year deal,” Regier said. “With the way the new collective bargaining agreement is and the way arbitration is, it makes a lot of sense for a hockey club to lock up someone like him.”‘
'The only team that I see that still may need a goalie is St.Louis. In my mind, Darcy Regier's weakness may bite him here. He didn't want to give Miller the negotiating power of not having Martin Biron here. By waiting, it's probably too late to trade him until a goaltender gets hurt. That's a 2.1-million dollar miscalculation.'