The Edmonton Oilers have avoided another salary arbitration hearing.
On Saturday, the club announced they had come to terms with goaltender Jeff Deslauriers on a one-year contract. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
The 26 year old native of St-Jean-Richelieu, Que., was scheduled to have an arbitration hearing in Toronto on Wednesday.
He was one of three Oilers to file for arbitration, all of which have signed, therefore avoiding a hearing.
J.F. Jacques and Gilbert Brule also came to terms with the Oilers.
Last season, Deslauriers appeared in a career-high 48 games, posting a 16-28-4 record with a 3.26 goals against average and .901 save percentage.
Deslauriers was selected by the Oilers in the second round ó 31 overall ó of the 2002 NHL Entry Draft.
He spent six years in the Oilers farm system before finally making the jump to the NHL two seasons ago.
However, Deslauriers was a little-used backup in his rookie season, first caught in a three-goaltender rotation, then stuck on the bench behind Dwayne Roloson.
Last season, Deslauriers took over the starting duties after Nikolai Khabibulin went down with a season-ending back injury and gained valuable experience.
Towards the end of the year, Deslauriers and Dubnyk split the duties.
All three goaltenders are now under contract for the upcoming season.