Predators agree to terms with forward Kostitsyn

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Nashville Predators have signed restricted free-agent forward Sergei Kostitsyn to a one-year contract worth $2.5 million, the National Hockey League team said on Friday.

Kostitsyn led the Predators with 23 goals last season and tied for the team lead with 50 points in his first year with the club.

A seventh-round draft pick of the Montreal Canadiens in 2005, the winger has 47 goals and 71 assists in 232 career games over four seasons with Montreal and Nashville.

(Reporting by Frank Pingue in Toronto; Editing by Mark Lamport-Stokes)