Robitaille, who will be 40 in February, agreed a one-year contract that guarantees him $1 million and can be supplemented by up to $300,000 in bonuses based on his goals and points.
General Manager Dave Taylor said the salary and bonuses will count against the league-wide payroll limit of $39 million this season. As a senior veteran player who signed a one-year deal after the age of 35, Robitaille is among the few allowed to earn performance bonuses under the new collective bargaining agreement.
The club's plans don't include Adam Deadmarsh, still recovering from the effects of repeated head injuries, or Jason Allison. "We'll probably go in a different direction" regarding Allison, Taylor said of the veteran center who sat out the entire 2003-04 season because of head injuries.