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  • Matt Dumba MIN D
    Wild's Mathew Dumba: Inks two-year deal with Minnesota
    33m ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Matt Dumba signed a two-year, $5.1 million contract with the Minnesota Wild on Thursday.

    Dumba was a solid contributor from the blueline for the Wild in 2015-16, setting career highs in goals (10), assists (11) and shots on goal (152). The 22-year-old defender is expected to man the point on Minnesota's top power-play unit next season, bolstering his fantasy value in all formats. The 2012 first-round pick will be a nice depth option in fantasy leagues in 2016-17.

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  • Marek Hrivik NYR LW
    Rangers' Marek Hrivik: Inks new deal with Rangers
    2h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Marek Hrivik signed a new deal with the New York Rangers on Thursday.

    The terms of Hrivik's contract were not immediately disclosed, but considering he has spent the bulk of his career in the AHL, it is unlikely the team gave him a huge contract. In his three season with Hartford, the 24-year-old compiled 37 goals and 64 assists and could certainly be inline for some call ups during the 2016-17 campaign.

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  • Michael Stone ARI D
    Coyotes' Michael Stone: Inks one-year deal Thursday
    2h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Michael Stone (knee) agreed to terms on a one-year deal with Arizona worth $4 million Thursday, Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet reports.

    Stone missed the last seven games of the year with a knee injury, but is expected to back to full strength for the start of the 2016-17 campaign. By settling on a new deal, the Arizona Coyotes avoided arbitration with the 26-year-old, but were unable to lock him up longer term. With six goals and 30 helpers in 2015-16, including 14 points with the man advantage, the blueliner is a player fantasy owners should be considering adding to their lineup.

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  • Connor Murphy ARI D
    Coyotes' Connor Murphy: Agrees to terms on six-year deal
    3h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Connor Murphy signed a six-year deal with Arizona on Thursday.

    Murphy reached career highs in goals (6), assists (11) and PIM (48) this past season. While the blueliner did average 1:07 in power-play ice time, his limited production, three points with the man advantage, don't jump off the page. In terms of fantasy, the 23-year-old has yet to show enough to increase his value enough to justify picking him up except in the deepest of leagues.

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  • Ben Bishop TB G
    Lightning's Ben Bishop: Should be ready for World Cup
    4h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Ben Bishop (ankle) is expected to be cleared in time for the World Cup on Hockey, Joe Smith of the Tampa Bay Times reported Wednesday.

    Bishop, who was injured during the Eastern Conference Finals, appears to be on track to participate in the World Cup of Hockey, although it remains unclear who will start for Team USA; Bishop or fellow netminders Jonathan Quick or Cory Schneider. Regardless, fantasy owners and fans alike will be thrilled that the 29-year-old can shake off any post-injury rust prior to the start of the 2016-17 campaign.

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  • Calle Jarnkrok NSH C
    Predators' Calle Jarnkrok: Secures long-term contract
    1d ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Calle Jarnkrok completed a six-year deal with the Nashville Predators on Wednesday worth $12 million.

    Jarnkrok and the Predators were scheduled for an arbitration hearing, however the two sides reach a settlement. At an annual average value of just $2 million, this is a good signing for the Preds, as they get a 24-year-old coming off his first 30-point season at a relatively discounted rate. The center's fantasy upside is hurt slightly by his lack of ice time with the man advantage, but he does have the upside to earn power-play minutes in the long run.

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  • Calle Jarnkrok NSH C
    Predators' Calle Jarnkrok: Secures long-term contract
    1d ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Calle Jarnkrok completed a six-year deal with the Nashville Predators on Wednesday worth $12 million.

    Jarnkrok and the Predators were scheduled for an arbitration hearing, however the two sides reach a settlement. At an annual average value of just $2 million, this is a good signing for the Preds, as they get a 24-year-old coming off his first 30-point season at a relatively discounted rate. The center's fantasy upside is hurt slightly by his lack of ice time with the man advantage, but he does have the upside to earn power-play minutes in the long run.

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  • Vladislav Namestnikov TB C
    Lightning's Vladislav Namestnikov: Strikes two-year extension with Bolts
    2d ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Vladislav Namestnikov agreed to a two-year, $3.875 million contract extension with Tampa Bay on Tuesday, ESPN's Craig Custance reports.

    An arbitration hearing for Namestnikov reportedly had been set for Friday, but that will be canceled with the two sides settling on a new deal that will see the 23-year-old's salary increase by just over $3 million. Namestnikov is a talented two-way pivot who sailed to career highs in goals (14) and assists (21) last season. He's currently projected to play on the third line, but ascending to the top-six group isn't out of the question if Jonathan Drouin struggles out of the gate in the upcoming season. Look for Namestnikov in the mid-to-late rounds of most fantasy drafts.

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  • Peter Holland TOR C
    Maple Leafs' Peter Holland: Inks deal with Maple Leafs
    3d ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Peter Holland (concussion) avoided arbitration and settled on a one-year, $1.3 million deal with Toronto on Monday, Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet reports.

    It seems the Leafs move to waive Holland helped to move the two sides closer as they were able to finalize a new deal prior to Monday's arbitration hearing. Given the shuffling on Toronto's roster due to their rebuild, it is hard to pin down what to expect for the 25-year-old in terms of ice time, however fantasy owners probably shouldn't expect too much beyond his 27 point 2015-16 campaign.

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  • Brayden Schenn PHI C
    Flyers' Brayden Schenn: Re-signs with Flyers
    3d ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Brayden Schenn (suspension) finalized a new four-year contract with the Philadelphia Flyers on Monday just before a scheduled arbitration hearing.

    Schenn, who will miss the first three games of the 2016-17 season due to an illegal check, reached career highs in both goals (26) and assists (33), as well as power-play points (22). While fans may think the contract is a little high, fantasy owners primary concern is that the 24-year-old has secured a long-term deal and can focus on producing at the rink. Given his youth, the Saskatchewan native is certainly worth considering in dynasty or keeper leagues as well as a slightly cheaper option in daily lineups.

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  • Peter Holland TOR C
    Maple Leafs' Peter Holland: Clears waivers
    5d ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Peter Holland (concussion) cleared waivers Saturday, James Mirtle of The Globe and Mail reports.

    The Toronto Maple Leafs waived Holland on Friday in hopes of using the move as a bargaining chip in the Canadian forward's upcoming arbitration hearing. It was a somewhat risky move that worked out for the club, as there ultimately were no other organizations interested in acquiring Holland via a waiver claim. The 25-year-old center, who notched 27 points (nine goals, 18 assists) over 65 games with Toronto last season, will now move forward with his arbitration hearing, which is scheduled to take place Monday.

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  • Jordan Schroeder MIN C
    Wild's Jordan Schroeder: Avoids arbitration with one-year extension
    5d ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Jordan Schroeder agreed to a one-year, two-way contract extension with the Minnesota Wild on Saturday, Tim Wharnsby of CBC Sports reports. The deal is worth $650,000 at the NHL level and $275,000 in the AHL.

    Schroeder was waived Tuesday, but he went unclaimed and it had been a race against time to get the 25-year-old center under contract to avoid an arbitration hearing July 27. Despite Schroeder's high draft standing -- he was Vancouver's first-round (22nd overall) pick in 2009 -- we've yet to see him reach double-digits in points over the course of a single season. Schroeder's untapped potential makes him worth keeping an eye on, yet he's waiver fodder unless we start seeing much more offense.

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  • Marek Hrivik NYR LW
    Rangers' Marek Hrivik: Inks new deal with Rangers
    2h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Marek Hrivik signed a new deal with the New York Rangers on Thursday.

    The terms of Hrivik's contract were not immediately disclosed, but considering he has spent the bulk of his career in the AHL, it is unlikely the team gave him a huge contract. In his three season with Hartford, the 24-year-old compiled 37 goals and 64 assists and could certainly be inline for some call ups during the 2016-17 campaign.

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  • Mike Hoffman OTT LW
    Senators' Mike Hoffman: Signs four-year deal with Ottawa
    1d ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Mike Hoffman avoided arbitration Wednesday by agreeing to terms on a four-year contract with the Ottawa Senators worth $20.75 million.

    Hoffman was third on the team in points last year (59), with 13 of those coming on the power-play. The winger averaged more than 17 minutes of ice time per game, including 2:27 with the man advantage, and has cleared 45 points in each of his two full seasons in the NHL. He's now set to be one of the main drivers behind the Ottawa offense for the next several seasons.

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  • Stefan Noesen ANA RW
    Ducks' Stefan Noesen: Pens one-year deal with Ducks
    3d ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Stefan Noesen signed a one-year, two-way deal with Anaheim on Monday.

    Noesen saw action only once last season and was on the ice for just over 10 minutes. Selected #21 overall in the 2011 NHL Draft, the 23-year-old is still seeking his first NHL point, but finally seems to be on track to live up to the expectations as he garnered 10 goals and 22 helpers for AHL San Diego during the 2015-16 campaign. The center may not be quite ready for the majors, yet fantasy owners will want to monitor the Anaheim Ducks ' call ups next season.

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  • Yanni Gourde TB LW
    Lightning's Yanni Gourde: Signs one-year contract with Lighting
    3d ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Yanni Gourde signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Tampa Bay Lightning Monday.

    Gourde is coming off a season that was plagued with numerous injuries, which ultimately limited him to playing just two games with Tampa Bay and forced him to end the season in the AHL with Syracuse. He'll look to fight the injury bug this season in an attempt to establish himself in the NHL as the young wing continues to develop.

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  • Kevin Hayes NYR RW
    Rangers' Kevin Hayes: Signs two-year deal with Rangers
    6d ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Kevin Hayes avoided arbitration by finalizing a two-year deal with the New York Rangers on Friday worth $2.6 million annually, Steve Zipay of Newsday reports.

    Hayes' spot in the depth chart for the 2016-17 is somewhat up in the air given the addition of Mika Zibanejad. The pair of centers could be competing for a spot on the second line behind Derek Stepan for much of the upcoming season. Given the uncertainty regarding his ice time, fantasy owners may want to be cautious with the 24-year-old, despite his 14 goals and 22 assists last year.

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  • Evander Kane BUF LW
    Sabres' Evander Kane: Arrested in Buffalo on Friday
    6d ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Evander Kane was arrested in Buffalo on Friday, having been charged with misdemeanor criminal trespassing and four counts of non-criminal harassment related to a bar incident in June,The Buffalo News reports.  

    Kane allegedly grabbed three women and a male bouncer in an incident that reportedly took place at a Buffalo bar. According to the report, Kane turned himself in to Buffalo police Friday morning and was handcuffed on his way into the City Court building. However, Kane continues to proclaim his innocence and his attorney, Paul Cambria, said Kane will fight the charges and does not expect the ordeal to affect Kane's status with the Buffalo Sabres .

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  • Matt Dumba MIN D
    Wild's Mathew Dumba: Inks two-year deal with Minnesota
    33m ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Matt Dumba signed a two-year, $5.1 million contract with the Minnesota Wild on Thursday.

    Dumba was a solid contributor from the blueline for the Wild in 2015-16, setting career highs in goals (10), assists (11) and shots on goal (152). The 22-year-old defender is expected to man the point on Minnesota's top power-play unit next season, bolstering his fantasy value in all formats. The 2012 first-round pick will be a nice depth option in fantasy leagues in 2016-17.

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  • Michael Stone ARI D
    Coyotes' Michael Stone: Inks one-year deal Thursday
    2h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Michael Stone (knee) agreed to terms on a one-year deal with Arizona worth $4 million Thursday, Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet reports.

    Stone missed the last seven games of the year with a knee injury, but is expected to back to full strength for the start of the 2016-17 campaign. By settling on a new deal, the Arizona Coyotes avoided arbitration with the 26-year-old, but were unable to lock him up longer term. With six goals and 30 helpers in 2015-16, including 14 points with the man advantage, the blueliner is a player fantasy owners should be considering adding to their lineup.

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  • Connor Murphy ARI D
    Coyotes' Connor Murphy: Agrees to terms on six-year deal
    3h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Connor Murphy signed a six-year deal with Arizona on Thursday.

    Murphy reached career highs in goals (6), assists (11) and PIM (48) this past season. While the blueliner did average 1:07 in power-play ice time, his limited production, three points with the man advantage, don't jump off the page. In terms of fantasy, the 23-year-old has yet to show enough to increase his value enough to justify picking him up except in the deepest of leagues.

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  • Petter Granberg NSH D
    Predators' Petter Granberg: Inks two-way deal with Nashville
    2d ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Petter Granberg signed a two-year, two-way contract with the Nashville Predators on Tuesday, Tim Wharnsby of CBC Sports reports.

    Granberg appeares in 27 games with the Predators last season, tallying just two assists while averaging 13:43 of ice time over that span. The 23-year-old blueliner will hope to secure a bottom-pairing role with the Predators in September's training camp, but may begin the season as the team's seventh defenseman behind Yannick Weber and Anthony Bitetto.

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  • Brandon Manning PHI D
    Flyers' Brandon Manning: Re-signs with Flyers
    2d ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Brandon Manning agreed to terms on a new two-year deal with Philadelphia on Tuesday worth $1.95 million, Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet reports.

    Manning notched his first NHL goal this past season, in addition to reaching career highs in assists (6) and games played (56). The 26-year-old's signing will certainly help the Philadelphia Flyers organization given his defensive strengths, but his limited offensive production severely hampers his fantasy value; unless owners are looking for PIM, hits, and blocked shots.

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  • Danny DeKeyser DET D
    Red Wings' Danny DeKeyser: Secures six-year contract extension
    2d ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Danny DeKeyser agreed to terms with the Detroit Red Wings on a six-year, $30 million contract extension Tuesday, ESPN reports.

    This is a lucrative contract for DeKeyser, but the Wings worked out the deal knowing they could ill-afford to lose a top-four defenseman who's proficient on both ends of the rink. The 26-year-old compiled 51 points (10 goals, 41 assists) over the last two seasons and turned in 107 blocked shots in the most recent campaign. However, DeKeyser owners wouldn't mind if he started picking up more time on the man advantage after logging 0:33 in that special teams scenario in 2015-16.

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  • Ben Bishop TB G
    Lightning's Ben Bishop: Should be ready for World Cup
    4h ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Ben Bishop (ankle) is expected to be cleared in time for the World Cup on Hockey, Joe Smith of the Tampa Bay Times reported Wednesday.

    Bishop, who was injured during the Eastern Conference Finals, appears to be on track to participate in the World Cup of Hockey, although it remains unclear who will start for Team USA; Bishop or fellow netminders Jonathan Quick or Cory Schneider. Regardless, fantasy owners and fans alike will be thrilled that the 29-year-old can shake off any post-injury rust prior to the start of the 2016-17 campaign.

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  • Petr Mrazek DET G
    Red Wings' Petr Mrazek: Re-ups with Detroit for two years
    1d ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Petr Mrazek signed a two-year contract extension with the Detroit Red Wings on Wednesday valued at $3.85 million in 2016-17 and $4.15 million in 2017-18, Elliotte Friedman of Hockey Night in Canada reports.

    Previous reports indicated that Mrazek initially had been asking for $5 million annually, so the Wings got him at a pretty good discount while avoiding salary arbitration. With the contract distractions behind him, Mrazek can focus on the upcoming season and his quest to officially supplant Jimmy Howard as the No. 1 netminder in Detroit. The Czech turned in a 27-16-6 record, 2.33 GAA and .921 save percentage last season; he'll be a nice pick in fantasy once the elite goalies are off the board.

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  • Petr Mrazek DET G
    Red Wings' Petr Mrazek: Unlikely to avoid arbitration hearing
    3d ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Petr Mrazek is attempting to secure a two-year contract from the Detroit Red Wings at an average annual value of $5 million, MLive.com reports. That amount is significantly higher than what Detroit is prepared to offer.

    If the Wings had it their way, the talented backstop would get an extension worth a reported $2.7 million in 2016-17 and $3.15 million the following season - that's a substantial difference in valuation and it appears that the two sides will have trouble avoiding Wednesday's arbitration hearing. Mrazek won 27 regular-season games for the Winged Wheel in 2015-16, complemented by a 2.33 GAA. Veteran goalie Jimmy Howard was wildly inconsistent and thus is slated to serve in a backup role behind Mrazek this fall.

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  • Ben Scrivens MON G
    Ben Scrivens: Heads overseas on one-year deal
    12d ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Ben Scrivens signed a one-year contract with Dinamo Minsk of the KHL on Friday, TSN reports.

    Scrivens appeared in 15 games with the Canadiens last season, posting a 5-8-0 record with an ugly 3.07 GAA and .906 save percentage over that span. The 29-year-old backstop will hope to perform at a higher level against slightly lesser competition in the KHL, and may have played his last NHL contest.

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  • Pheonix Copley STL G
    Blues' Pheonix Copley: Inks two-way deal with St. Louis
    13d ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Pheonix Copley signed a one-year, two-way contract with the St. Louis Blues on Friday.

    Copley appeared in 37 games with AHL Chicago last season, posting a 15-16-3 record with an unimpressive 2.79 GAA and .909 save percentage over that span. The 24-year-old Alaska native will once again share goaltending duties with Jordan Binnington in the minors this season.

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  • Jordan Binnington STL G
    Blues' Jordan Binnington: Signs two-way deal with St. Louis
    13d ago • By RotoWire Staff

    Jordan Binnington signed a one-year, two-way contract with the St. Louis Blues on Friday.

    Binnington is behind Jake Allen and Carter Hutton on the Blues' depth chart at goaltender, and will thus spend the majority of the 2016-17 campaign in the minors. The 23-year-old backstop appeared in 41 games with AHL Chicago last season, compiling a 17-18-5 record with an unattractive 2.85 GAA and .907 save percentage over that span. Binnington is still at least one full season away from making the jump to the NHL.

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