Vermette, Senators avoid arbitration
Antoine Vermette has avoided arbitration, the Sun has learned.
Sources say the Senators centre agreed to a two-year, $5.525 million contract this morning. He will make $2.525 million next season and $3 million in 2009-10.
Vermette's deal is likely less than he would have received in arbitration, given he had 24 goals and 53 points last season. He will be an unrestricted free agent in 2010.