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Andrei Markov Not Returning To Canadiens

Jul 27, 2017 1:50 PM

Andrei Markov will not return next season to the Montreal Canadiens, the only team he has played for in his 16 seasons in the league.

He is scheduled to speak on a conference call Thursday afternoon.

Markov, 38, was the longest-tenured player on the team and an alternate captain last season. The two-time All-Star had six goals and 36 points and was plus-18.

Tags: Montreal Canadiens, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

Coyotes Sign Jordan Martinook To Two-Year, $3.6M Deal

Jul 23, 2017 1:12 AM

The Arizona Coyotes have signed restricted free-agent forward Jordan Martinook to a two-year, $3.6 million contract, avoiding arbitration.

The contract, announced Saturday, will pay Martinook $1.75 million this season and $1.85 million next year.

Tags: Phoenix Coyotes, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Signing

Mark Streit Agrees To Join Canadiens

Jul 26, 2017 1:25 AM

The Canadiens have agreed to terms with veteran defenseman Mark Streit, who is returning to the team that launched his NHL career.

According to multiple reports, Streit gets a $700,000 base salary but can earn $300,000 more in bonuses.

"If someone told me 10 years ago that I'd be back playing with the Canadiens ... It's a dream," Streit said, according to the Canadiens' Twitter feed.

Tags: Montreal Canadiens, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Terms Agreement

Bruins, Ryan Spooner Agree To One-Year, $2.825M Deal

Jul 27, 2017 1:59 AM

The Bruins and center Ryan Spooner avoided arbitration on the day of their hearing, agreeing to a one-year, $2,825,000 deal on Wednesday.

The 25-year-old Spooner became a restricted free agent on July 1, after finishing a two-year contract that was worth $950,000 per season.

Tags: Boston Bruins, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Terms Agreement

Johnny Oduya Signs One-Year, $1M Deals with Senators

Jul 25, 2017 2:04 AM

Defenseman Johnny Oduya has signed a one-year, $1 million contract with the Senators that includes bonus provisions that could add up to another $1.25 million.

He can achieve bonuses for games played, time on the ice and various playoff incentives.

Oduya, 35, had two goals and nine points in 52 games last season between the Stars and Blackhawks.

Tags: Ottawa Senators, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Signing

Rangers, Goalie Alexander Georgiev Agree To Terms

Jul 20, 2017 12:49 AM

Rangers General Manager Jeff Gorton announced today that the team has agreed to terms with free agent goaltender Alexandar Georgiev.

Georgiev, 21, appeared in 27 games with TPS Turku of Liiga in Finland this past season, posting a 13-8-4 record, along with a 1.70 GAA, a .923 SV%, and two shutouts. He established Liiga career-bests in appearances, wins, GAA, and SV%, and tied his career-high in shutouts in 2016-17.

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Tags: New York Rangers, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Terms Agreement

Senators, Jean-Gabriel Pageau Agree To Three-Year, $9.3M Deal

Jul 17, 2017 7:13 PM

The Senators avoided arbitration with restricted free-agent forward Jean-Gabriel Pageau on Monday by agreeing to terms on a $9.3 million, three-year contract.

The 24-year-old center will earn $2.6 million next season, $3.3 million in 2018-19 and $3.4 million in 2019-20.

Pageau had eight playoff goals last spring, and had 12 goals and 21 assists in 82 regular-season games.

Tags: Ottawa Senators, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Signing

Kovalchuk: Playing For Russia In Olympics Key Factor In Signing

Jul 10, 2017 1:02 PM

Ilya Kovalchuk signed a one-year contract to remain with SKA St. Petersburg of the Kontinental Hockey League on Sunday and said representing Russia in the Olympic Games was a key factor in his decision.

Tags: Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Signing

Ducks Sign Dennis Rasmussen To One-Year Deal

Jul 7, 2017 3:09 PM

The Ducks announced today that the club has signed forward Dennis Rasmussen to a one-year contract through the 2017-18 season.

Per club policy, no financial terms of the deal were disclosed. Rasmussen, 27, has collected 8-9=17 points with a +5 rating and 16 penalty minutes (PIM) in 112 career NHL games with the Blackhawks. He played the entire 2016-17 season with the Blackhawks, recording 4-4=8 points with 12 PIM in 68 games. 

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Tags: Anaheim Ducks, Chicago Blackhawks, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Signing

Mikhail Grigorenko Signs Deal With CSKA Moscow

Jul 7, 2017 1:29 PM

Former Avalanche center Mikhail Grigorenko returned to Russia on Friday, signing a three-year contract with KHL club CSKA Moscow.

Grigorenko had been an unrestricted free agent in the NHL after his contract with Colorado expired.

Tags: Colorado Avalanche, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Signing

Capitals, Goalie Philipp Grubauer Agree To One-Year Deal
Backup goalie Philip Grubauer went 13-6-2 in 24 games with the Capitals last season.

Coyotes Sign Michael Latta To One-Year Deal
Michael Latta played in the AHL last season with the Ontario Reign and the Rockford IceHogs.

Stars Sign Alexander Radulov To Five-Year, $31.25M Deal
Alexander Radulov's deal with Dallas is the biggest contract given to an unrestricted free agent this offseason.

Patrick Marleau Joins Maple Leafs
Patrick Marleau signed a three-year, $18.75M deal with the Toronto Maple Leafs on Sunday.

Report: Joe Thornton Will Stay With Sharks
Joe Thornton and the Sharks have agreed to a one-year, $6.5M deal, according to TSN.

Panthers Moving Forward Without Jagr
Jaromir Jagr will turn 46 next season, but still wants to continue playing NHL hockey.

Michael Cammalleri Returns To Kings
Forward Michael Cammalleri began his NHL career in Los Angeles during the 2002-03 season.

Avs Sign Goalie Jonathan Bernier
The Avs have signed free-agent goalie Jonathan Bernier to a one-year deal.

Chris Kunitz Signs One-Year, $2M Deal With Lightning
Free-agent Chris Kunitz has been part of four Stanley Cup-winning teams.

Rangers Sign Kevin Shattenkirk To Four-Year, $26.6M Deal
Defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk recorded 56 points last season, and was considered to be the top free agent on the market.

Maple Leafs Sign Ron Hainsey To Two-Year Deal
Defenseman Ron Hainsey split last season between the Hurricanes and Penguins, collecting 17 points.

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Canadiens Agree To Terms With Karl Alzner
Karl Alzner's five-year deal with Montreal is worth a reported 23 million.

Oilers Place Benoit Pouliot On Waivers
The Oilers have placed Benoit Pouliot on waivers with the purpose of buying out his contract.

Jackets Buy Out Scott Hartwell's Contract
Scott Hartwell scored 13 goals last season, and had two years left on his deal.

Stars Buy Out Antti Niemi's Contract
Antti Niemi was due to make $4.5M after a disappointing season with Dallas.

Sharks Issue Qualifying Offers To Three Forwards
The Sharks have issued qualifying offers to Chris Tierney, Marcus Sorensen, and Barclay Goodrow.

Sharks Re-Sign Goalie Troy Grosenick
The Sharks have signed goalie Troy Grosenick to a two-year contract extension.

Blackhawks Sign Michal Kempny To One-Year Deal
Michal Kempny was set to become a restricted free agent July 1.


Capitals May Face Changes After Playoff Failure
Some of the Capitals' unrestricted free agents won't be back next season.

Sharks Sign Melker Karlsson, Joonas Donskoi To New Deals
Both Melker Karlsson and Joonas Donskoi could have been restricted free agents this summer.