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Report: Nashville Predators extend Mikael Granlund

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The forward is reported to have signed a four-year contract with an AAV of $5 million.

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This morning featured a rapid reversal on the subject of Mikael Granlund. Initially, it was reported that he'd likely be heading to the market and not returning to the Nashville Predators:

Then, suddenly, this was reversed:

Whether there was a miscommunication or one side of the negotiations called the other's bluff, it'll be good to see Granlund back. He was a key part of the Predators’ successes last season. The new contract will keep him with Nashville until he’s 34.