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Montreal Canadiens re-sign centre Lars Eller for two years

Montreal Canadiens' Lars Eller tosses pucks into the crowd as he is presented as the first star of the game against the Winnipeg Jets during NHL hockey action Wednesday, January 4, 2012 in Montreal. The Canadiens re-signed centre Eller to a two-year contract on Friday.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson

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Montreal Canadiens' Lars Eller tosses pucks into the crowd as he is presented as the first star of the game against the Winnipeg Jets during NHL hockey action Wednesday, January 4, 2012 in Montreal. The Canadiens re-signed centre Eller to a two-year contract on Friday.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson

MONTREAL - The Montreal Canadiens re-signed centre Lars Eller to a two-year contract on Friday.

Eller, 23, earned the deal after notching 16 goals and 12 assists for 28 points with the Habs last season. He has spent two seasons in Montreal, posting 45 points in that span.

The St. Louis Blues selected the Rodovre, Denmark native 13th overall in the 2007 draft. But he only played seven games with the Blues before joining the American Hockey League's Peoria Rivermen.

Eller joined the Canadiens in June 2010, after he and Ian Schultz were traded for goalie Jaroslav Halak.

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