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  • Pavel Zacha BOS C
    Bruins' Pavel Zacha: Signs one-year deal with Boston
    44m ago

    Zacha signed a one-year, $3.5 million deal with the Bruins on Monday to avoid arbitration, Mike Morreale of NHL.com reports.

    Zacha was traded to the Bruins in July after posting a career-high 36 points (15 goals and 21 assists) across 70 games for the Devils last season. The 25-year-old winger should have a good chance to once again produce double-digit goals and 35-plus points while skating in a middle-six role and receiving second-unit power-play minutes in 2022-23.

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  • Nicolas Roy LV C
    Golden Knights' Nicolas Roy: Inks five-year extension
    1h ago

    Roy signed a five-year, $3 million AAV contract with Vegas on Monday.

    Roy cashed in after a breakout 2021-22 campaign in which he set new career highs in goals (15), points (39), hits (85) and average ice time (16:16). He also put 145 shots on net and tallied 51 PIM through 78 games. The 25-year-old winger should maintain a spot in Vegas' middle-six and see some power-play time for the next several seasons.

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  • Lawson Crouse ARI LW
    Coyotes' Lawson Crouse: Avoids arbitration, signs extension
    5h ago

    Crouse (hand) signed a five-year, $21.5 million contract extension with the Coyotes on Monday, Arizona Coyotes Insider Craig Morgan reports.

    The deal carries a cap hit of $4.3 million. Now 25, Crouse reached several new career highs last season with 20 goals, 34 points and 17:26 of average ice time over 65 games. He's expected to assume a full-time role in the team's top six and top power-play unit -- where he averaged 1:55 in 2021-22 -- but fantasy managers would be wise not to bank on a repeat of his 15.3 shooting percentage, which was well above his career mark of 10.4.

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  • Mason Appleton WPG C
    Jets' Mason Appleton: Signs with Winnipeg
    1d ago

    Appleton signed a three-year deal with the Jets on Sunday, per Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet.

    The deal will carry an AAV of $2.17 million. Appleton logged two goals and two assists in 19 games with Winnipeg after scoring 17 points (six goals, 11 assists) in 49 games with Seattle. The 26-year-old winger should slot into a middle-six role in 2022-23.

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  • Tyler Benson EDM LW
    Oilers' Tyler Benson: Re-signs with Edmonton
    2d ago

    Benson signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Oilers on Saturday, per Daniel Nugent-Bowman of The Athletic.

    The deal is worth $750,000 at the NHL level. Benson logged a goal and an assist in 29 games with Edmonton last season. The 24-year-old winger will likely compete for a bottom-six role with the Oilers in training camp.

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  • Keegan Kolesar LV RW
    Golden Knights' Keegan Kolesar: Inks three-year extension
    3d ago

    Kolesar (undisclosed) signed a three-year, $1.4 million AAV deal with Vegas on Friday.

    Kolesar racked up 24 points and 246 hits through 77 games in his first season as an everyday skater for Vegas. The 25-year-old winger averaged 12:40 of ice time and should add a physical presence to the team's bottom-six for the duration of this contract. He underwent surgery this offseason and it's unclear whether he'll be ready for training camp.

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  • Pavel Zacha BOS C
    Bruins' Pavel Zacha: Signs one-year deal with Boston
    44m ago

    Zacha signed a one-year, $3.5 million deal with the Bruins on Monday to avoid arbitration, Mike Morreale of NHL.com reports.

    Zacha was traded to the Bruins in July after posting a career-high 36 points (15 goals and 21 assists) across 70 games for the Devils last season. The 25-year-old winger should have a good chance to once again produce double-digit goals and 35-plus points while skating in a middle-six role and receiving second-unit power-play minutes in 2022-23.

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  • Nicolas Roy LV C
    Golden Knights' Nicolas Roy: Inks five-year extension
    1h ago

    Roy signed a five-year, $3 million AAV contract with Vegas on Monday.

    Roy cashed in after a breakout 2021-22 campaign in which he set new career highs in goals (15), points (39), hits (85) and average ice time (16:16). He also put 145 shots on net and tallied 51 PIM through 78 games. The 25-year-old winger should maintain a spot in Vegas' middle-six and see some power-play time for the next several seasons.

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  • Mason Appleton WPG C
    Jets' Mason Appleton: Signs with Winnipeg
    1d ago

    Appleton signed a three-year deal with the Jets on Sunday, per Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet.

    The deal will carry an AAV of $2.17 million. Appleton logged two goals and two assists in 19 games with Winnipeg after scoring 17 points (six goals, 11 assists) in 49 games with Seattle. The 26-year-old winger should slot into a middle-six role in 2022-23.

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  • Yakov Trenin NSH C
    Predators' Yakov Trenin: Inks contract after arbitration
    3d ago

    Trenin signed a two-year, $3.4 million contract with the Predators on Friday.

    Trenin was awarded this contract in arbitration, and it didn't take the Predators long to agree once the offer was finalized. After setting career highs in goals (17), points (24) and games played (80) last season, Trenin figures to be a staple in Nashville's lineup for the next two years.

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  • Yakov Trenin NSH C
    Predators' Yakov Trenin: Gets two-year deal in arbitration
    3d ago

    Trenin was awarded a two-year, $3.4 million contract with Nashville in arbitration Friday, Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet reports.

    Trenin's $1.7 million AAV is a slight raise over the $1.35 million the Predators filed for through salary arbitration. The 25-year-old Russian had been a restricted free agent after scoring 17 goals in a third-line role for the Predators in 2021-22. Trenin will likely fill a similar role in 2022-23 unless the Predators decline the decision made by the arbitrator, in which case Trenin would become an unrestricted free agent.

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  • Emil Bemstrom CLB C
    Blue Jackets' Emil Bemstrom: Pens two-year pact
    5d ago

    Bemstrom signed a two-year, $1.8 million deal with Columbus on Wednesday.

    Bemstrom has logged 117 games for the club over the last three seasons in which he has garnered a combined 19 goals and 17 helpers while averaging 11:45 of ice time. The winger ended the previous campaign mired in an eight-game pointless streak during which he generated just 10 shots. Even if he does make the 23-man roster for Opening Night versus the Hurricanes, he is far from a lock for the lineup every game and could spend some time in the press box.

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  • Lawson Crouse ARI LW
    Coyotes' Lawson Crouse: Avoids arbitration, signs extension
    5h ago

    Crouse (hand) signed a five-year, $21.5 million contract extension with the Coyotes on Monday, Arizona Coyotes Insider Craig Morgan reports.

    The deal carries a cap hit of $4.3 million. Now 25, Crouse reached several new career highs last season with 20 goals, 34 points and 17:26 of average ice time over 65 games. He's expected to assume a full-time role in the team's top six and top power-play unit -- where he averaged 1:55 in 2021-22 -- but fantasy managers would be wise not to bank on a repeat of his 15.3 shooting percentage, which was well above his career mark of 10.4.

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  • Tyler Benson EDM LW
    Oilers' Tyler Benson: Re-signs with Edmonton
    2d ago

    Benson signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Oilers on Saturday, per Daniel Nugent-Bowman of The Athletic.

    The deal is worth $750,000 at the NHL level. Benson logged a goal and an assist in 29 games with Edmonton last season. The 24-year-old winger will likely compete for a bottom-six role with the Oilers in training camp.

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  • Keegan Kolesar LV RW
    Golden Knights' Keegan Kolesar: Inks three-year extension
    3d ago

    Kolesar (undisclosed) signed a three-year, $1.4 million AAV deal with Vegas on Friday.

    Kolesar racked up 24 points and 246 hits through 77 games in his first season as an everyday skater for Vegas. The 25-year-old winger averaged 12:40 of ice time and should add a physical presence to the team's bottom-six for the duration of this contract. He underwent surgery this offseason and it's unclear whether he'll be ready for training camp.

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  • Jonathan Huberdeau CGY LW
    Flames' Jonathan Huberdeau: Inks max-length extension
    4d ago

    Huberdeau signed an eight-year, $84 million extension with the Flames on Thursday.

    Huberdeau was traded from the Panthers to the Flames in the Matthew Tkachuk deal July 22, and now both cornerstones of the trade are under contract long-term with their new teams. Huberdeau's deal takes him through the 2030-31 season at an eight-figure cap hit, at which point he'll be nearly 38 years old. The winger is expected to be a top-line fixture for the Flames for well over half of that term, and he can be targeted confidently in the first two rounds of most fantasy drafts this fall. He's coming off of a career-best 30-goal, 115-point season.

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  • Miles Wood NJ LW
    Devils' Miles Wood: Reaches deal with New Jersey
    4d ago

    Wood (hip) signed a one-year, $3.2 million contract with the Devils on Thursday.

    Wood and the Devils were able to reach an agreement before an arbitrator settled it for them. The 26-year-old was limited to three games last season due to hip surgery. Once he's healthy, he figures to find a spot in the bottom six, providing a physical edge and a little scoring depth -- he'd tallied at least 10 goals and 23 points in each of the previous four campaigns before last year's lost season.

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  • Kailer Yamamoto EDM RW
    Oilers' Kailer Yamamoto: Inks two-year pact
    5d ago

    Yamamoto (concussion) signed a two-year, $6.2 million contract with the Oilers on Wednesday.

    Yamamoto finished last season with a career-high 41 points (20 goals, 21 assists) in 81 contests. The 23-year-old figures to compete with Jesse Puljujarvi for the last spot in the Oilers' top six, though Yamamoto can be considered to have the inside edge there with a higher scoring upside. He suffered a concussion in the Western Conference Finals but is expected to be ready for training camp.

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  • Mario Ferraro SJ D
    Sharks' Mario Ferraro: Snags four-year deal
    4d ago

    Ferraro agreed to terms on a four-year, $13 million contract with San Jose on Thursday.

    Ferraro finished the season stuck in a 48-game goal drought, during which he managed seven helpers and just 34 shots. As such, fantasy players shouldn't be expecting much out of the blueliner in terms of offensive production, though he can certainly rack up hits and blocks having recorded 140 and 151, respectively, last season.

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  • Oliver Kylington CGY D
    Flames' Oliver Kylington: Settles before arbitration
    6d ago

    Kylington (shoulder) signed a two-year, $5 million contract with the Flames on Tuesday, Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet reports.

    Kylington avoided arbitration by signing this deal. The 25-year-old took a major step forward in 2021-22 with nine goals and 31 points in 73 contests, but the Flames' addition of Mackenzie Weegar in the Matthew Tkachuk trade could still mean a reduced role for Kylington. He'll likely be in contention for a third-pairing role for the upcoming season.

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  • Leon Gawanke WPG D
    Jets' Leon Gawanke: Signs two-way deal
    7d ago

    Gawanke signed a one-year, two-way contract with Winnipeg on Monday, per PuckPedia.

    Gawanke scored 10 goals and 36 points in 65 games with AHL Manitoba last season. The 23-year-old blueliner was taken in the fifth round of the 2017 NHL Entry Draft but he's yet to make his NHL debut. He should fill a similar depth role again next season.

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  • Nikolai Knyzhov SJ D
    Sharks' Nikolai Knyzhov: Will be ready for training camp
    7d ago

    Knyzhov (groin) is expected to be healthy for the start of training camp, Sheng Peng of San Jose Hockey Now reports Monday.

    Knyzhov missed the entirety of the 2021-22 season due to his long-term groin injury and hasn't suited up for a game since May 12, 2021. That season, the 24-year-old blueliner generated two goals and eight assists in 56 contests and could push for the 20-point threshold.

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  • Ben Gleason DAL D
    Stars' Benjamin Gleason: Secures two-way deal
    10d ago

    Gleason signed a one-year, two-way deal with the Stars on Friday.

    Gleason was waived prior to the start of the 2021-22 season and spent the entire year with AHL Texas. He tallied nine goals and 44 points in 70 appearances. The 24-year-old blueliner hasn't seen any NHL action since the 2018-19 campaign and should fill a similar depth role in the organization next season.

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  • John Klingberg ANA D
    Ducks' John Klingberg: Inks deal with Ducks
    10d ago

    Klingberg signed a one-year, $7 million contract with Anaheim on Friday.

    Klingberg received a solid raise after completing his seven-year, $4.25 million deal with the Stars. He'll turn 30 before the 2022-23 campaign begins and will likely be more focused on a long-term deal next offseason. The 6-foot-3 blueliner has been offensively minded; since he entered the league in 2014, Klingberg ranks eighth among all NHL defensemen with 374 points (0.68 per game). Expect him to eat minutes in Anaheim's top four next season.

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  • Olle Eriksson Ek ANA G
    Ducks' Olle Eriksson Ek: Signs one-year extension
    17d ago

    Eriksson Ek signed a one-year contract extension with the Ducks on Friday.

    Eriksson Ek spent the entirety of the 2021-22 season with AHL San Diego, going 7-15-3 while posting a sub-par 3.44 GAA and .880 save percentage. The 23-year-old Swede will likely once again spend most, if not all of the 2022-23 campaign in the minors.

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  • Vitek Vanecek NJ G
    Devils' Vitek Vanecek: Inks three-year deal
    20d ago

    Vanecek signed a three-year, $10.2 million contract with the Devils on Tuesday.

    Recently acquired by the Devils via trade from the Capitals on July 8, Vanecek recorded 20-plus wins in each of his first two NHL campaigns while posting a .908 save percentage. Now entering his third season at the top level, the Czech netminder should challenge for the No. 1 role in New Jersey with Mackenzie Blackwood, who struggled to the tune of a 3.39 GAA and .892 save percentage in 25 appearances last year.

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  • Sam Montembeault MON G
    Canadiens' Sam Montembeault: Signs for another two years
    21d ago

    Montembeault (wrist) signed a two-year, $2 million deal with the Canadiens on Monday.

    Montembeault was claimed by Montreal last October after the Panthers waived him. His numbers weren't great in a Canadiens sweater, though, as he went 8-18-6 with a 3.77 GAA and .891 save percentage across 38 games while filling in with Jake Allen (groin) behind Carey Price -- who missed all but five games with a knee injury. Montembeault is expected to be fully recovered by the time training camp starts in September, but even if he's healthy, his performance last season doesn't inspire much confidence from a fantasy perspective.

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  • Kaapo Kahkonen SJ G
    Sharks' Kaapo Kahkonen: Inks two-year deal
    21d ago

    Kahkonen signed a two-year, $5.5 million contract with the Sharks on Monday, PuckPedia reports.

    The Finnish netminder got plenty of NHL action last season, posting a .912 save percentage and 2.87 GAA across 36 appearances with Minnesota and San Jose. Kahkonen has flashed moments of brilliance over the last couple campaigns, but he's currently entangled in the Sharks' goalie ranks with presumptive No. 1 James Reimer and Adin Hill (lower body), which makes his fantasy situation tough to forecast heading into 2022-23 -- especially

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  • Harri Sateri ARI G
    Harri Sateri: Headed back overseas
    24d ago

    Sateri has opted to return to Europe after signing a one-year deal with EHC Biel-Bienne (Switzerland), Arizona Coyotes Insider Craig Morgan reports Friday.

    Sateri signed a mid-season contract with the Maple Leafs but was then picked up off waivers by the Coyotes. The 32-year-old netminder saw action in six games for Arizona in which he posted a 2-2-1 record and .866 save percentage. Rather than re-upping with the Yotes, it appears Sateri will head back overseas.

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  • Robin Lehner LV G
    Golden Knights' Robin Lehner: At risk of missing training camp
    25d ago

    Lehner's (shoulder) timeline to be ready for the start of the 2022-23 season is "tight," Jesse Granger of The Athletic reports.

    Lehner underwent shoulder surgery in May, and it's possible his recovery wipes out his participation in some or all of training camp. The Golden Knights have let him rehab his injury individually, though general manager Kelly McCrimmon anticipates the goalie will return to Vegas soon. His status for the start of the regular season will likely be determined later in the summer.

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