Thursday, July 29, 2010
Eager Signs in Atlanta
The Atlanta Thrashers have avoided arbitration with forward Ben Eager, who was set to have his date next week. Eager, who was acquired from Chicago in their fire sale this Summer, signed a 1-year deal said to be worth $965,000. Thought to be more of a rough and tumble forward, Eager doesn't score a lot of points, rather picking up more penalty minutes than anything else. In 2010, Eager had 16 points in 60 games, while picking up 120 minutes in penalties. In the playoffs, he was an important role player for the Blackhawks, which really did some good for his overall value, but not his fantasy value. He will be a roster player in Atlanta, but don't look to him for much scoring.