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San Jose Re-Signs Sundstrom

August 16, 2002

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SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) _ An arbitrator awarded San Jose Sharks right wing Niklas Sundstrom a two-year, $3.75 million contract on Friday.

Sundstrom, a consistent two-way forward and a two-time member of the Swedish Olympic team, will make $1.8 million in 2002-03 and $1.95 million in 2003-04.

Sundstrom had nine goals and 30 assists in 73 games last season. He has spent the past three seasons with San Jose, scoring 31 goals and 125 points.

The Sharks signed defenseman Marcus Ragnarsson last week before going through arbitration, but they still haven’t signed goalie Evgeni Nabokov, another restricted free agent who declined arbitration. Defensemen Brad Stuart and Scott Hannan also are unsigned.

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