Today is the deadline for eligible restricted free agents to file for arbitration so we have seen plenty of news across the league today. 

One such player is Boston Bruins left winger Tim Schaller, but both sides have reached an agreement this evening to avoid an arbitration hearing.

The Bruins have announced that they have signed Schaller to a one-year, $775,000 contract extension.

The 26-year-old Merrimack, New Hampshire native had 7 goals and 14 points while appearing in 59 games in his first season with the Bruins.  He played in all six Stanley Cup playoff games, scoring his first and only postseason goal in a 4-3 Game 2 loss to the Ottawa Senators.

Schaller played a solid role on the fourth line as well as contributing on the penalty kill.  The small salary cap hit provides the Bruins with very good value in this deal.

What do you think?

Source: Boston Bruins
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