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Blue Jackets re-sign right wing Zherdev

Updated: September 28, 2006, 6:44 PM ET
Associated Press

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Restricted free agent Nikolai Zherdev ended months of contentious negotiations with the Columbus Blue Jackets on Thursday, signing a three-year deal estimated to be worth more than $7 million.

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Zherdev's signing returns one of the club's young stars to the fold after it appeared the Ukrainian right wing would spend the upcoming season in Russia.

Extremely popular with fans at Nationwide Arena, Zherdev often produced highlight-reel plays ...

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