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Senators' offer to Karlsson short on signing bonuses

Senators' offer to Karlsson short on signing bonuses
Published On: Sat, Jul 14
Mar 8, 2015; Ottawa, Ontario, CAN; Ottawa Senators goalie Craig Anderson (41) makes a toe save on a shot from Calgary Flames center Joe Colborne (8). The Senators defeated the Flames 5-4 in a shootout at the Canadian Tire Centre. Mandatory Credit: Marc DesRosiers-USA TODAY Sports

The Ottawa Senators apparently didn't include much bonus money in their offer to Erik Karlsson.

While the club's contract-extension pitch to the superstar defenseman was closer to $11 million than $10 million per season, it came up short in the area of signing bonuses, a source with knowledge of the offer told The Athletic's Chris Stevenson for a story published Friday.

The Senators reportedly made the offer to Karlsson on July 1, and Ottawa reportedly gave other teams permission to negotiate with the stud blue-liner shortly thereafter.

The lack of sizable signing bonuses would run in stark contrast to the deal John Tavares signed with the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Tavares will receive more than half of his new $77-million contract ($44 million) in the first three years of the seven-year pact, and he'll earn less than $1 million per campaign in terms of actual salary in all seven of those years, with the vast majority of his earnings coming by way of bonuses.

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