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Chris Kreider gets 2-year deal

Updated: July 23, 2014, 11:25 AM ET
By Mike Mazzeo | Special to ESPNNewYork.com

The New York Rangers narrowly avoided arbitration with Chris Kreider by agreeing to terms with the restricted-free-agent winger Wednesday, the team announced.

Kreider is getting a two-year contract with an average annual value of $2.475 million, a source confirmed.

Kreider had an arbitration hearing scheduled for 9 a.m. Wednesday, but the two sides agreed to terms before it.

The 23-year-old notched 17 goals and 20 assists during the 2013-14 regular season.

He ...

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