The Montreal Canadiens  have avoided salary arbitration with defenseman Josh Gorges, re-signing him to a one-year, $2.5 million contract.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: Gorges will be eligible for UFA status next summer, and that’s got some Habs fan tonight questioning management’s decision to opt for a one-year extension, rather than multi-year. I daresay they’ll get to that before next July, depending on Gorges’ performance in the upcoming season, as that’ll determine salary and term.