Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 1/16/13
Center Travis Zajac has signed an eight-year, $46 million extension with the New Jersey Devils, multiple media outlets reported. Zajac, 27, missed most of the 2011-12 season with a torn Achilles. He played in 15 regular season contests, when he had two goals and four assists. But he played in 24 postseason games, collecting 14 points and two game-winning goals in the playoffs. Zajac will make $3.5 million in the first year of his contract, $5 million the second, $6.5 million in the third through sixth seasons and $5.75 million in the last two years, according to Nick Kypreos of Sportsnet. He was New Jersey's first-round pick at the 2004 NHL Entry Draft.
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