Canadiens and Michael Ryder avoid arbitration with one-year deal

Ryder’s hearing was set for Monday in Toronto. He made US$2.2 million last season and terms of his new deal weren’t immediately available.

The Canadiens now have all their players under contract for 2007-08.

Ryder played in all 82 games last season, led the team with 30 goals and added 28 assists to go with 60 penalty minutes.

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The native of Bonavista, N.L., has 176 points (85 goals, 91 assists) in 244 career NHL games since making his debut in 2003-04.