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Ben Eager #55 of the San Jose Sharks goes to the penalty box after an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty for standing over goaltender Roberto Luongo #1 of the Vancouver Canucks (not in photo) and taunting him in the third period in Game Two of the Western Conference Finals during the 2011 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Rogers Arena on May 18, 2011 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.The Canucks defeated the Sharks 7-3. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

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The Edmonton Oilers opened free agency by signing forward Ben Eager to a three-year deal Friday.



The six-foot-two, 235-pound forward will earn $3.3-million after scoring seven goals and 17 points last season.



The Oilers also signed defenceman Cam Barker to a $2.25-million, two-year deal and forward Darcy Hordichuk to a one-year contract.

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Eager, 27, was drafted 23rd overall by Phoenix in 2002. He has 34 goals and 35 assists in 323 games with Philadelphia, Chicago, Atlanta and San Jose.



He also won a Stanley Cup with the Blackhawks last year.



Barker, 25, had one goal and four assists in 52 games with Minnesota last season. The Wild bought out Barker on Friday and will pay him $900,000 over two seasons.



The six-foot-three, 215-pound blueliner 19 goals and 73 assists in 271 career games with Chicago and Minnesota.



Hordichuk, 24, had one goal and four assists in 64 games with Florida last season. The 6-1, 211-pound left winger has 19 goals and 19 assists in 495 career games with Atlanta, Phoenix, Nashville, Vancouver and the Panthers.

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