Stone (leg) avoided arbitration by signing a one-year, $7.35 million contract with Ottawa on Friday. Stone's new deal makes him the highest paid player on the Senators and also gives him the chance to test free agency next season as a UFA. When healthy, the winger notched an impressive 62 points last year but was limited to just 58 games due to various injuries. If he can stay on the ice, the 25-year-old is certainly capable of registering a fourth 60-plus-point campaign in 2018-19.
Stone (leg) is asking for $9 million heading into his salary arbitration hearing, Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet reports. Stone's request is not only $4 million above what the team is seeking, but would also represent a $5.5 million raise compared to what he earned in 2017-18. If the winger were to get his asking price, he would be the 12th highest paid player in the league, despite having been outside the top 50 in points last season. More likely the arbitrator will come down somewhere in the middle, which would put him in line with teammate Bobby Ryan.
Stone (leg) filed for salary arbitration Thursday, Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet reports. There should be little doubt the two sides will finalize a long-term deal before the start of the 2018-19 campaign, considering the winger has put together four straight 20-plus goal, 50-plus point seasons. All contract negotiations are likely on hold in Ottawa until the future of Erik Karlsson is determined, but Stone should be priority No. 2 for the Sens.
Stone (leg) has received a qualifying offer from the Senators. This should surprise no one since Stone led all Senators with his stellar rate of offensive production in 2017-18. While a leg injury caused him to miss the final 15 games, he amassed 20 goals, 42 assists and 12 power-play points over 58 contests to best a point-per-game average. All is quiet on the injury front for Stone early in the offseason; we're assuming that's good news but will be sure to circle back when more is known.
Stone (leg) will sit out the remaining two games of 2017-18, Mark Lazerus of the Chicago Sun-Times reports. Stone missed significant chunks of action for the first time in his career in 2017-18, appearing in only 58 games for the Senators. The star winger still racked up 62 points -- 20 goals and 42 assists -- in those contests and figures to see some big contract offers in free agency this offseason.
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