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Sharks' Joe Pavelski signs extension

Updated: July 30, 2013, 5:19 PM ET
Associated Press

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- The San Jose Sharks signed center Joe Pavelski to a $30 million, five-year contract extension Tuesday that will keep him off the free-agent market next summer.

"It's always exciting when a franchise puts that responsibility on you a little bit," Pavelski said. "It's important to continue to play at a high level in that regard. It's a position I wanted to be in, and it's exciting to have this opportunity."

Pavelski is the second key player signed to an extension ...

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