Kostitsyn remains a Predator.

The Nashville Predators have reportedly avoided salary arbitration with winger Sergei Kostitsyn, re-signing him to a two-year, $6 million contract, for an average cap hit of $3 million per.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: No word if this is related to the Weber offer sheet situation, but clearly the Preds management didn’t hold the actions of his older brother Andrei (breaking curfew during playoffs with Alex Radulov) against Sergei. He earned $2.5 million last season on a one-year deal, with 17 goals and 43 points in 75 games.