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The Montreal Canadiens offer one-season contract to Lehkonen

MONTREAL _ The Montreal Canadiens announced they offered a one-season, $ 2.3 million contract extension to forward Artturi Lehkonen on Saturday.

Lehkonen, who had just completed the final year of his two-year contract signed in 2019, was a free agent with compensation. He has pocketed $ 2.4 million in the past two seasons.

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This new one-way contract will apply for the 2021-22 season. Lehkonen is one of seven players who received a qualifying offer from the Canadiens on Monday. The 26-year-old forward had seven goals and six assists in 47 games last season, in addition to adding three goals and one assist to his playoff record.

Lehkonen was a second-round pick (55th overall) for the Canadiens in the 2013 draft.

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