Detroit Red Wings forward Jiri Hudler was awarded a two-year deal worth US$5,75 million in arbitration on Friday, a source told Sportsnet.
Hudler, drafted by the Red Wings in 2002, was claimed by the KHL on Thursday when the Russian league registered his two-year contract in Moscow.
The KHL previously filed Hudler’s contract July 9, but held off on the deal pending negotiations between the two leagues.
Hudler made $1.15 million with the Red Wings last season, and he reportedly turned down Detroit’s offer of $3 million per year for up to five years.
He had 23 goals and 34 assists and was plus-7 in 2008-09, playing in all of Detroit’s 82 games.
With files from THE ASSOCIATED PRESS