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MONTREAL (AP) The Montreal Canadiens avoided arbitration with center Lars Eller, agreeing to a four-year contract with the 25-year-old Thursday.
"Now it's up to me to go out and play the best hockey I can," he said in a phone interview with the Canadian Press from the airport in Toronto, where he was waiting to catch a flight home to Denmark.
"This (Montreal) was the place I want to be. Four years was a term that both sides have been working on for quite some time."