Seattle Kraken Avoid Arbitration Hearing With Another Blueliner

The Seattle Kraken were one of three teams to have as many as three players file for arbitration this month. But they've knocked that number down to just one player this weekend, as they've now reached terms on an agreement with defenseman Cale Fleury. 

It's a two-year, one-way $800,ooo AAV contract for Fleury; he'll earn $775K this coming season and $825K in 2024-25.

Fleury is the brother of Tampa Bay Lightning D-man Haydn Fleury, and the two got to suit up together briefly in Seattle during the 2021-22 season. Cale was selected in the expansion draft from the Montreal Canadiens, where he spent his rookie season.

The 24-year-old spent most of his third NHL season this year as a healthy scratch for Seattle, however. His first season with the organization was largely spent with the AHL Charlotte Checkers, where he posted 33 points in 58 games. With Seattle this past yeasr, he managed one assist in 12 games played, averaging 13:19 TOI in those dozen contests.

RFA Will Borgen, another of the Kraken's original arbitration list, signed a 2-year, $2.7M AAV deal on Saturday to avoid the conference room, leaving defenseman Vince Dunn as the team's sole potential arbitration case. 

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