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    • Jordan Martinook ARI LW
      Coyotes' Jordan Martinook: Beats arbitration hearing with two-year re-up
      27m ago

      Jordan Martinook reached a contract settlement with the Arizona Coyotes on Saturday, Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet reports. The winger, who narrowly avoided an arbitration hearing, will earn $3.6 million over the next two years.

      The 24-year-old pivot was selected by the 'Yotes in the second round of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft. Last season, he fashioned 11 goals and 14 helpers over 77 games, and received 2:14 of ice time in shorthanded situations. Arizona's qualifying offer of one year and $687,500 was a bit of a head scratcher given Martinook's scoring acumen and middle-six role, but there should be no hard feelings since the two sides ended up reaching a settlement on their own.

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    • Tom Gilbert WAS D
      Tom Gilbert: Jettisons for Germany
      14h ago

      Tom Gilbert reached a deal with the Nuremberg Ice Tigers of Germany's DEL on Friday, theScore reports.

      Gilbert's racked up the frequent flyer miles over the years, as he's been associated with seven different NHL organizations. His final appearance at hockey's highest level came with the Kings last season, and he made a brief run with AHL Ontario before skipping over to Washington's minor-league affiliate in Hershey. A mobile minute-munching defenseman in his heyday, Gilbert's NHL career included 198 points (45 goals, 178 assists) in 655 games.

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    • Tomas Tatar DET LW
      Red Wings' Tomas Tatar: Inks long-term deal
      20h ago

      Tomas Tatar (shoulder) signed a four-year contract with Detroit on Friday worth an average annual value of $5.3 million, Craig Custance of The Athletic reports.

      With the clock ticking on the arbitrator's decision, Tatar and the Detroit Red Wings were able to reach an agreement that worked for both sides. The 26-year-old has led the team in scoring over the past three seasons, having reached the 45-point threshold each time. The one knock on the winger is his relative lack of special teams production. Despite logging 2:22 of ice time per game with the man advantage last season, the Czech tallied a mere eight points in that situation, plus, he's not utilized on the penalty kill. Tatar underwent offseason shoulder surgery following the 2016-17 campaign, but he's expected to be 100 percent in time for training camp.

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    • Tommy Wingels CHI C
      Blackhawks' Tommy Wingels: Suffers left foot fracture
      22h ago

      Tommy Wingels suffered a left foot fracture during offseason training Friday, Tracey Myers of CSN Chicago reports.

      Wingels is expected to make a full recovery in 6-to-8 weeks, so he should be a full participant in September's training camp. The 29-year-old winger, who notched 12 points (seven goals, five assists) in 73 games last season, won't produce enough offensively in 2017-18 to warrant consideration in most season-long fantasy leagues, but he'll be a key component of the Chicago Blackhawks ' bottom-six forward group and penalty-killing unit.

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    • Ryan Dzingel OTT C
      Senators' Ryan Dzingel: Secures last-minute deal
      1d ago

      Ryan Dzingel (wrist) and the Ottawa Senators avoided arbitration Friday by agreeing to a two-year contract with an average annual value of $1.8 million, Elliotte Friedman of Hockey Night in Canada reports.

      Dzingel had a breakout season in 2016-17, garnering 14 goals, 18 helpers and 123 shots on goal -- all career highs. The 25-year-old saw 1:20 of ice time per game on the power play, but he was only able to notch three points in those situations. If the natural center can get more comfortable playing on the wing -- and improve his man-advantage productivity -- he could exceed the 40-point mark this upcoming year. Although a wrist injury may have impacted his performance during this spring's playoffs, Dzingel should be ready to go for training camp.

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    • Garnet Hathaway CGY RW
      Flames' Garnet Hathaway: Signs one-year deal with Calgary
      2d ago

      Garnet Hathaway inked a one-year, two-way contract with the Calgary Flames on Thursday.

      Hathaway appeared in 26 games with Calgary last season, notching five points (one goal, four assists) while averaging just 9:08 of ice time over that span. The 25-year-old winger will spend the majority of the 2017-18 campaign in the minors, but he'll likely also log some time with the big club when the Flames are in need of reinforcements up front due to injury.

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    • Tommy Wingels CHI C
      Blackhawks' Tommy Wingels: Suffers left foot fracture
      22h ago

      Tommy Wingels suffered a left foot fracture during offseason training Friday, Tracey Myers of CSN Chicago reports.

      Wingels is expected to make a full recovery in 6-to-8 weeks, so he should be a full participant in September's training camp. The 29-year-old winger, who notched 12 points (seven goals, five assists) in 73 games last season, won't produce enough offensively in 2017-18 to warrant consideration in most season-long fantasy leagues, but he'll be a key component of the Chicago Blackhawks ' bottom-six forward group and penalty-killing unit.

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    • Ryan Dzingel OTT C
      Senators' Ryan Dzingel: Secures last-minute deal
      1d ago

      Ryan Dzingel (wrist) and the Ottawa Senators avoided arbitration Friday by agreeing to a two-year contract with an average annual value of $1.8 million, Elliotte Friedman of Hockey Night in Canada reports.

      Dzingel had a breakout season in 2016-17, garnering 14 goals, 18 helpers and 123 shots on goal -- all career highs. The 25-year-old saw 1:20 of ice time per game on the power play, but he was only able to notch three points in those situations. If the natural center can get more comfortable playing on the wing -- and improve his man-advantage productivity -- he could exceed the 40-point mark this upcoming year. Although a wrist injury may have impacted his performance during this spring's playoffs, Dzingel should be ready to go for training camp.

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    • Austin Czarnik BOS C
      Bruins' Austin Czarnik: Signs two-way deal
      4d ago

      The Boston Bruins signed Austin Czarnik to a one-year, two-way contract Tuesday, the team's official site reports.

      Czarnik saw action in 49 games for the big club this past season, logging five goals and 13 points. The University of Miami (Ohio) product brings speed, energy and puck smarts to the table, but at 5-foot-9, 160 pounds, improved scoring results at the pro level hinge in on the 24-year-old's ability to withstand the physical rigors of the NHL game.

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    • Frederick Gaudreau NSH C
      Predators' Frederick Gaudreau: Pens three-year contract
      5d ago

      Frederick Gaudreau locked in a three-year, two-way deal with Nashville on Monday.

      Gaudreau's contract will convert to a one-way for the final season (2019-20), but it seems unlikely he will still be switching between leagues at that point. Although he was limited to just nine appearances with the Nashville Predators during the 2016-17 campaign, the center has impressed with AHL Milwaukee, as he tallied 90 points over the past two years. Undrafted coming out of the QMJHL, the 24-year-old should earn a spot on the Preds' 23-man roster sooner rather than later.

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    • Jean-Gabriel Pageau OTT C
      Senators' Jean-Gabriel Pageau: Avoids arbitration
      5d ago

      Jean-Gabriel Pageau settled on a three-year, $9.1 million contract with Ottawa on Monday -- avoiding arbitration, Bruce Garrioch of Postmedia reports.

      Pageau tallied seven goals during the first two rounds of the postseason but disappeared in the Eastern Conference finals, as he managed a mere one goal and two assists. His vanishing act aside, it was a solid playoffs for the center considering he tallied just 33 points in 82 regular-season outings. Given the depth down the middle of the Sens' lineup, the 24-year-old will likely be stuck in a bottom-six role behind Kyle Turris and Derick Brassard, but his ability to play on the wing could increase his minutes during the 2017-18 campaign.

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    • Rasmus Asplund BUF C
      Sabres' Rasmus Asplund: Wins award at development camp
      5d ago

      Rasmus Asplund won the Craig Ramsay Award at the Buffalo Sabres ' development camp, which is awarded to the hardest-working player.

      A second-round pick from 2016, Asplund set career highs with six goals and 19 points in 39 games with Farjestad BK of the Swedish League last season, his third with the big club. He's a two-way player lauded for his high hockey IQ, but at 19 years old, he still isn't strong or experienced enough to make the jump to North America. He'll spend the 2017-18 season in Sweden.

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    • Tomas Tatar DET LW
      Red Wings' Tomas Tatar: Inks long-term deal
      20h ago

      Tomas Tatar (shoulder) signed a four-year contract with Detroit on Friday worth an average annual value of $5.3 million, Craig Custance of The Athletic reports.

      With the clock ticking on the arbitrator's decision, Tatar and the Detroit Red Wings were able to reach an agreement that worked for both sides. The 26-year-old has led the team in scoring over the past three seasons, having reached the 45-point threshold each time. The one knock on the winger is his relative lack of special teams production. Despite logging 2:22 of ice time per game with the man advantage last season, the Czech tallied a mere eight points in that situation, plus, he's not utilized on the penalty kill. Tatar underwent offseason shoulder surgery following the 2016-17 campaign, but he's expected to be 100 percent in time for training camp.

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    • Garnet Hathaway CGY RW
      Flames' Garnet Hathaway: Signs one-year deal with Calgary
      2d ago

      Garnet Hathaway inked a one-year, two-way contract with the Calgary Flames on Thursday.

      Hathaway appeared in 26 games with Calgary last season, notching five points (one goal, four assists) while averaging just 9:08 of ice time over that span. The 25-year-old winger will spend the majority of the 2017-18 campaign in the minors, but he'll likely also log some time with the big club when the Flames are in need of reinforcements up front due to injury.

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    • Tomas Tatar DET LW
      Red Wings' Tomas Tatar: Arbitration hearing underway
      2d ago

      Tomas Tatar (shoulder) entered an arbitration hearing against the Detroit Red Wings on Thursday, with the ruling to be made within 48 hours, MLive.com reports.

      The restricted free agent's contract demands reportedly include $5.3 million in average annual value, but the Wings maxed out at $4.1 million on their counter offer before entering arbitration. Tatar told reporters last week that he has no limitations with his surgically repaired shoulder, which is a significant development, as injury history can be used as evidence in the hearing.

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    • Kyle Okposo BUF RW
      Sabres' Kyle Okposo: Suits up in summer league
      2d ago

      Kyle Okposo (concussion) hit the ice as part of Da Beauty League on Wednesday.

      While it may be just a semi-competitive summer league, the fact that Okposo is playing hockey again should be an encouraging sign for fantasy owners. After spending the end of the 2016-17 campaign in the ICU due to medication complications, the winger appears to be working his way back to game readiness in preparation of training camp. Once cleared, the 29-year-old is a near lock to return to the first line as well as the top power-play unit.

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    • Gabriel Bourque COL LW
      Avalanche's Gabriel Bourque: Inks one-year extension
      4d ago

      Gabriel Bourque agreed to terms with the Colorado Avalanche on a one-year contract extension Tuesday.

      The veteran was sent to the AHL for 61 games last season, notching 10 goals and 23 assists in the process. While those are decent numbers -- particularly the helpers -- any bit of fantasy value Bourque may have had was squashed by his toiling in the minors rather than offering help to an Avalanche team that experienced a franchise-worst minus-112 goal differential.

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    • Marcus Sorensen SJ RW
      Sharks' Marcus Sorensen: Garners two-year contract extension
      4d ago

      Marcus Sorensen settled on a two-year contract extension with the San Jose Sharks on Tuesday.

      The Swedish flanker was drafted in the fourth round (No. 106 overall) of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft. He didn't take his talents to North America until this past season -- when he fashioned four points in 19 games with the Sharks, plus 17 goals and assists apiece for their minor-league affiliate -- but with a new deal in place, Sorensen will compete for a starting role in training camp. After all, a glaring hole on the left wing has been exposed with the departure of long-time Shark Patrick Marleau.

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    • Tom Gilbert WAS D
      Tom Gilbert: Jettisons for Germany
      14h ago

      Tom Gilbert reached a deal with the Nuremberg Ice Tigers of Germany's DEL on Friday, theScore reports.

      Gilbert's racked up the frequent flyer miles over the years, as he's been associated with seven different NHL organizations. His final appearance at hockey's highest level came with the Kings last season, and he made a brief run with AHL Ontario before skipping over to Washington's minor-league affiliate in Hershey. A mobile minute-munching defenseman in his heyday, Gilbert's NHL career included 198 points (45 goals, 178 assists) in 655 games.

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    • Colton Parayko STL D
      Blues' Colton Parayko: Settles prior to hearing
      2d ago

      Colton Parayko agreed to terms with St. Louis on a five-year, $27.5 million deal Thursday, Tom Timmermann of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

      Parayko avoided a sophomore slump by registering 35 points -- two more than he did in his rookie year -- and now he and the club have avoided an arbitration hearing. The blueliner averaged 21:12 of ice time last season, including minutes on both the power play and penalty kill. Parayko has performed well with the man advantage since entering the league -- all four of his goals in 2016-17 came with the extra attacker -- and he should see his opportunities expand on that front in the 2017-18 campaign.

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    • Colton Parayko STL D
      Blues' Colton Parayko: Seeking one-year, $4.85 million deal
      3d ago

      Colton Parayko has asked for a one-year contract worth $4.85 million, TSN reports. The St. Louis Blues have offered him two years at $3.4 million and $3.6 million.

      Given the discrepancy between the two parties, it appears Parayko and the team won't get an extension done before his arbitration hearing, set for Thursday. Considering his numbers in his first two NHL seasons -- which include 68 points (17 on the power play), a plus-35 rating, 353 shots on goal, 239 blocks and an average ice time of 21:12 last year -- it seems a bit odd that the Blues would opt for a bridge deal rather than locking Parayko up long term, especially with Kevin Shattenkirk off the books. Regardless, he'll almost certainly be awarded more than the average $3.5 million annually the team has offered him. Stay tuned.

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    • Nate Schmidt LV D
      Golden Knights' Nate Schmidt: Could avoid arbitration
      3d ago

      Nate Schmidt 's agent is hopeful that he and the team can get a deal done prior to his scheduled arbitration hearing in early August, Steve Carp of the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports.

      The rearguard made $875,000 with the Capitals last season, recording three goals, 17 points and an impressive plus-22 rating in 60 games. Considering that Schmidt's production came in a career-low 15:29 of ice time and would amount to 23 points over a full season, he's definitely due for a raise -- especially given his status as the Knights' de facto top defenseman. He was extended a qualifying offer prior to the expansion draft in June, but the offer came from Washington. Nonetheless, the two sides will have until Aug. 3 to come to terms on a new deal.

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    • Mikhail Sergachev TB D
      Lightning's Mikhail Sergachev: Ready to earn NHL roster spot in camp
      4d ago

      Mikhail Sergachev believes he's ready for the NHL, reports TSN.ca, and is confident he will win a spot on the blue line by Opening Night.

      Sergachev knows he needs to earn the spot, but he's confident in his abilities. "I have to have a good summer; first of all, I have to be stronger," the young defender said. "I have to be faster to play in the NHL overall to be successful. ... I played a lot in juniors and I learned a lot from Windsor ... so I think I'm ready for the NHL." Sergachev will face stiff competition, as the Bolts currently have seven defenders who saw ice time with the squad last year under contract.

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    • Duncan Siemens COL D
      Avalanche's Duncan Siemens: Re-ups for one-year
      4d ago

      Duncan Siemens agreed to terms on a one-year, two-way contract with Colorado on Tuesday.

      Selected 11th overall in the 2011 NHL Draft, Siemens has managed just four games with the Avs thus far. Given the two-way nature of the 23-year-old's deal, he could spend the bulk of the 2017-18 campaign in the minors. In four years in the AHL, the blueliner has never approached the offensive numbers he put up in juniors -- 43 points during the 2010-11 season -- and is close to being labeled a bust, if he isn't already.

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    • Marek Mazanec NSH G
      Predators' Marek Mazanec: Settles on one-year deal with Nashville
      2d ago

      Marek Mazanec and the Nashville Predators settled on a one-year, two-way deal for the 2017-18 campaign Thursday, Craig Morgan of Arizona Sports reports.

      Mazanec filed for salary arbitration on July 6, but he and the Predators were able to come to terms prior to their scheduled arbitration hearing. The 26-year-old netminder will compete for AHL Milwaukee's starting gig in 2017-18.

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    • Anthony Stolarz PHI G
      Flyers' Anthony Stolarz: Signs with Philadelphia
      7d ago

      Anthony Stolarz (knee) signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Philadelphia Flyers , Bill Meltzer of NHL.com reports.

      The 23-year-old Stolarz played mostly for Lehigh Valley of the American Hockey League last season, posting a .911 save percentage over 29 games for the Phantoms before undergoing MCL surgery in late April. He also played seven games with the parent club and handled himself well in the NHL (.928 save percentage, 2.07 goals-against average). If he's healthy, Stolarz and Alex Lyon will share the goalie duties in the AHL this season and wait for an injury to either Michal Neuvirth or Brian Elliott.

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    • Zane McIntyre BOS G
      Bruins' Zane McIntyre: Pens two-year deal
      8d ago

      Zane McIntyre secured a two-year, two-way contract with Boston on Friday.

      McIntyre was in the crease for eight games this year on his way to an 0-4-1 record with an .858 save percentage -- a far cry from his University of North Dakota numbers, where he went 29-10-3 during his senior season. Anton Khudobin figures to be the backup for the Boston Bruins during the 2017-18 campaign, which will leave McIntyre battling for ice time in the minors with fellow netminder Malcolm Subban.

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    • Malcolm Subban BOS G
      Bruins' Malcolm Subban: Secures two-year deal
      8d ago

      Malcolm Subban inked a two-year, two-way contract with the Boston Bruins on Friday.

      With Anton Khudobin firmly cemented in the No. 2 role, Subban figures to spend the majority of the 2017-18 campaign with AHL Providence. The netminder saw action in one NHL contest last year in which he posted an .813 save percentage. The 23-year-old fared far better in the minors as he registered a 11-14-1 record with a 2.41 GAA.

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    • Petr Mrazek DET G
      Red Wings' Petr Mrazek: Getting ready for contract year
      8d ago

      Petr Mrazek has been working hard this offseason as he prepares for his contract year with the Detroit Red Wings .

      The Czech netminder -- who's set to be paid $4 million in the upcoming campaign -- is coming off his worst NHL season, as he turned in an 18-21-9 record with a 3.04 GAA, .901 save percentage and a lonely shutout. While the struggles were team-wide and the blame shouldn't rest squarely on Mrazek, GM Ken Holland and his coaching staff expect more maturity out of the 25-year-old. After all, previous reports indicated that Mrazek's poor attitude factored into the team's decision to expose him -- not veteran goalie Jimmy Howard -- in the expansion draft. Fully climbing out of the doghouse presumably would even the playing field in terms of Mrazek splitting the net with his elder.

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    • Christopher Gibson NYI G
      Islanders' Christopher Gibson: Re-ups for one year
      8d ago

      Christopher Gibson signed a one-year, two-way contract with the New York Islanders on Friday.

      Gibson was unable to crack the lineup in New York, as he spent the entire season down with the AHL's Bridgeport Sound. The 24-year-old was undefeated through six contests for the Tigers -- along with a 2.52 GAA -- and while he'll likely have to compete with Kristers Gudlevskis for the starting job in the minors, the Finn should exceed the half-dozen games he appeared in last year.

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