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$1 million for Kennedy

The NHL Players' Association has just announced that Tim Kennedy was awarded a one-year, $1 million deal in arbitration. The Sabres have 48 hours to accept the award, which I would imagine they'll certainly do, or they can walk away from it. Kennedy made $635,000 last season.

3 P.M. UPDATE: In a normal arbitration, teams can walk away from the award. In this case, the Sabres can't because Kennedy's award is too low. According to Article 12.10 (a) of the CBA, the minimum walk-away figure when the new CBA went into effect was $1,042,173 and it increases based on the league's average salary increase, so it's even higher now.

3:45 UPDATE: The Sabres have confirmed the CBA provision and note the walkaway figure for this year was $1,611,180. Darcy Regier will speak to the media at 4:30

---Mike Harrington
 
(www.twitter.com/bnharrington)

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John Vogl

John Vogl

John Vogl has been covering the Sabres since 2002-03, an era that has included playoff runs, last-place finishes and three ownership changes. The award-winning writer is the Buffalo chapter chairman for the Professional Hockey Writers’ Association.

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Mike Harrington

Mike Harrington

Mike Harrington, a Canisius College graduate who began his career as a News reporter in 1987, has been covering the Buffalo Sabres since 2007. He is a member of the Professional Hockey Writers' Association and can vouch that exposed flesh freezes instantly when walking in downtown Winnipeg in January.

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