For a cap hit of $1.93 million. So it’s a raise. But still not a bad deal for a guy who, all things considered, was the best option for the money.
18 players signed and $4 million in space to sign Abdelkader, Helm, Miller, and Eaves*, as well as either Meech or Lilja. Lilja’s price is probably too high to fit in with that group, so unfortunately for us we’re likely stuck with Meech. But here’s hoping a way to keep Lilja is found.
*I’m making the easy assumption on Maltby: organizational loyalty only goes so far, unfortunately for him.