In April you may recall that we featured an article discussing how the Colorado Avalanche would have a busy summer ahead due to their strategy of not negotiating contracts during the regular season. One of the biggest questions surrounded the future of veteran Milan Hejduk and whether or not he would return for another year in the NHL or hang up his skates for good.
Today Hejduk, 36, decided that he wasn't ready to call it a career yet by signing a one-year with the Avalanche believed to be worth $2 million.
Prior to the announcement of Hejduk's contract it seemed the odds of him returning sat around 50%. The Avalanche named Hejduk their captain during the 2011-12 season which appeared to be more of a symbolic gesture and a way of sending off their leader in style than a managerial decision. In addition, Hejduk had his worst statistical season of his career in 2011-12, scoring just 14 goals and 23 assists for 37 points.
Rumors filled the Internet that 2011-12 would b...