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Avs sign RFAs Grigorenko, Clark, Agozzino

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The Avalanche came to terms with three RFAs today, including one of the most intriguing.

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Mikhail Grigorenko was signed to a 1-year deal today, reportedly worth only $675,000, though this has yet to be confirmed as far as I can tell.

If Grigorenko performs as many suspect he can, this will be a complete steal for the Avalanche. If he only performs as his detractors fear he will, it's not really a big deal. It's a great signing for the team and making it 1-year shows Grigorenko betting on himself. "Give me a year, I'll show you what I deserve."

Andrew Agozzino also re-upped for a single year. It's a two-way deal that pays $600,000 in the NHL and $150,000 in the AHL. That's 2.5x his former AHL salary, which is a nice raise for him.

Also today the Avalanche signed Mat Clark for two years. Both are worth $600,000 at the NHL level, and they average $150,000 at the AHL level (125k this year, 175k next). His AHL salary doubles as well.

Grigorenko and Agozzino will both remain RFAs when their contracts end. Clark will be unrestricted.

Credit for the Agozzino and Clark news to Tim Wharnsby of CBC Sports. generalfanager.com credits Grigorenko's reported salary to Adrian Dater.