Alexei Yashin, the 22-year-old centre who led the Senators with 21 goals and 44 points last season,, ended his hold-out on Saturday and signed a contract with the Ottawa Senators, the team the Russian player said he would never play for again. Details of the new five-year deal were not disclosed but club officials said a big increase starting next year would make him the team's highest-paid player.
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