The Colorado Avalanche avoided an arbitration hearding with Marek Svatos on Friday by signing him to a 2-year deal. The financial terms of the deal were not disclosed with the announcement.
Svatos finished the regular season on the IR with a torn MCL, missing the last 19 games of the season. Despite his injury, he did finish with 26 goals and 11 assists in 62 games for Colorado, which wasn't a great season for the Czech forward.
He also has a history of being somewhat injury-prone, not having completed more than 66 games in the NHL in his three full seasons. This does reduce his pool value, although his playing 61 to 66 games is becoming consistent.