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Kuba signs three-year extension to remain with Senators

TSN.ca Staff

3/4/2009 4:02:44 PM

Filip Kuba will not be on the move after all as the Ottawa Senators have signed the veteran defenceman to a three-year contract extension worth $3.7 million per season.

Kuba's new contract contains a no trade clause in the first year.

The 32-year-old Czech blueliner was set to become an unrestricted free-agent this summer and had reportedly waived the no trade clause in his contract earlier in the week in anticipation that an extension could not be negotiated.

Kuba is a power play specialist who was acquired by the Senators in the off-season, along with Alexandre Picard and a first round draft pick from the Tampa Bay Lightning for Andrej Meszaros.

He has two goals and 27 assists in 54 games for Ottawa this season.