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Avs' David Jones agrees to deal

Updated: June 7, 2012, 11:10 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

DENVER -- The stress of impending free agency was weighing heavily on Colorado Avalanche forward David Jones.

Not so much over where he would wind up, but more about where his baby would be born.

Jones and his wife are expecting their first child in September, and he wanted to have everything worked out sooner rather than later.

This made everything nice and easy -- Jones will remain in an Avalanche sweater after agreeing to a four-year, $16 million contract Thursday.

"It's ...

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