Arbitration avoided: Blues ink Magnus Paajarvi to a one-year deal

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The St. Louis Blues have signed forward Magnus Paajarvi to a one-year, one-way contract, the club announced on Wednesday.

According to Jeremy Rutherford of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, the deal is worth $700,000.

Paajarvi filed for player-elected arbitration prior to Sunday’s deadline.

The 24-year-old split last season between the St. Louis Blues and the American Hockey League’s Chicago Wolves.

In 10 games with the Blues, Paajarvi registered an assist and a minus-2 rating. He scored 11 goals and 18 assists in 36 AHL games.

Paajarvi was acquired by St. Louis from the Edmonton Oilers in the David Perron trade in July 2013.