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AFINOGENOV SIGNS OFFER

Right wing Maxim Afinogenov agreed Friday to a one-year qualifying offer with the Buffalo Sabres.

Afinogenov will make $1.43 million next year, a 10 percent raise from last season. He has until today to formally accept the offer.

"It's a done deal," Afinogenov's co-agent Todd Diamond said.

Afinogenov was hoping to negotiate a longer-term deal, but the uncertain labor climate prevented it from happening, Diamond said.

Afinogenov, a native of Russia, had 17 goals and 14 assists in 71 games last season and accumulated 57 penalty minutes.

Around the league

The St. Louis Blues re-signed restricted free agent defenseman Chris Pronger to a one-year, $10 million contract. Pronger accepted the team's $9.5 million qualifying offer and will get a $500,000 signing bonus.

The Montreal Canadiens signed center Radek Bonk to a three-year contract.

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