Monday, August 10, 2009

Preds Re-Sign Ryan Jones

The Predators moved a step closer to a full line-up on Monday, as they re-signed forward Ryan Jones to a new 2-year deal after he had himself a wonderful debut season with the club.

Jones, 25, played in 46 games with the Predators, scoring 7 goals and adding 10 assists. He should be expected to be in the opening night line-up for Nashville, as his work ethic and play was quite noticeable last year.

Salary CapThe salary cap number for the two seasons in total is reportedly $975,000, meaning it's a cap number of about $488,000 per season. The deal is likely to be a two-way deal, meaning as much as he might have a spot on the roster, it's likely only written in pencil, so he'll have to work for it in camp. This deal almost brings the Predators up to the salary cap floor, now sitting with 17 regulars signed onto the roster at an approximate value of $$39.3 million.

With the two-way deal in place, he will have to work really hard to stay up, but with a limited roster already signed, you can assume he's on the roster as of right now. His fantasy value is still rather low, but depending on the type of linemates he gets, he might figure into some discussions at some point through the season.

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