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Avs re-sign 3 defensemen

Colorado re-signed all three of their restricted free agent defensemen today. Jordan Leopold signed a 2-year deal, while Jeff Finger and Kurt Sauer re-upped for 1-year each. Including Kyle Cumiskey, the Avs now have 7 defensemen from last season under contract for next year and are still expected to be in the market for a upper-tier blueliner this summer.

Salary numbers are being reported by the Denver Post. $1,500,000 for Leopold (a steal considering he gives up a year of free agency), $719,000 for Sauer and $475,000 for Finger. All very cap-friendly numbers.

Ossi Vaananen, Patrice Brisebois and Ken Klee all become unrestricted free agents on July 1st. Klee is the only one of the three that I think has any chance of returning.

The Avalanche also signed forward prospect David Jones from Dartmouth. Hockey prospects are not my forte, so I have nothing intelligent to add here.