• Sens Sign Stortini To Two-Year Deal

    News: Zack Stortini signed a two-year, two-way contract with the Senators on Wednesday.
    Analysis: Zack Stortini's standing as a fourth-line enforcer type doesn't really fit the modern NHL, so it's not especially surprising that he's been forced to stick around in an organizational depth role in the AHL the last three seasons. His situation isn't likely to change as he joins a new organization.
  • Flyers Waive Stortini

    News: Zack Stortini was waived by the Flyers on Wednesday, Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reports.
    Analysis: Aside from agitating opponents (299 PIM in 73 games at AHL Norfolk) last season, Zack Stortini doesn't bring much skill to the ice. He could see time with the Flyers as a checking-line option later in the season, assuming he clears waivers and reports to AHL Lehigh Valley.
  • Flyers Ink Stortini To One-Year, Two-Way Deal

    News: Zack Stortini signed a one-year, two-way deal with the Flyers on Wednesday, the teams' official site reports.
    Analysis: Zack Stortini will provide the Flyers with organizational depth at forward. The 28-year-old has yet to tally double-digit goals in a single AHL or NHL season.
  • Preds Assign Stortini To Milwaukee

    News: Zack Stortini has been assigned to Milwaukee (AHL), the Tennessean's Joshua Cooper reports.
    Analysis: This should come as little surprise after he was placed on waivers Tuesday.
  • Preds Place Stortini On Waivers

    News: Zack Stortini has been placed on waivers, reports the Tennessean.
    Analysis: Zack Stortini will be replaced in the lineup by Brian McGrattan, who was claimed off waivers from Anaheim on Tuesday.
  • Stortini Joins Preds

    News: The Predators have signed Stortini to a one-year, two-way contract, TSN.ca reports.
    Analysis: Stortini, who had four assists and 76 PIMs in 32 games with the Oilers this past season, is only of use to those in leagues that count PIMs. Overall, he has racked up 718 penalty minutes in 256 career games.
  • Stortini Not Given A Qualifying Offer By Edmonton

    News: Stortini was not given a qualifying offer by the Oilers, according to the Edmonton Journal.
    Analysis: The Oilers had let it be known prior to the draft that Stortini could be had for a draft pick, but when there were no takers, Stortini was set free. He'll be able to sign with any team when free agency starts July 1.
  • Oilers Likely To Dangle Stortini

    News: Stortini is likely to be trade bait during the NHL entry draft later this month, according to the Edmonton Journal.
    Analysis: Stortini's biggest value is his willingness to use his fists, but he went unclaimed when put on waivers in February, and it would seem unlikely that another team would give up a high pick to acquire his services.
  • Oilers' Stortini Clears Waivers

    News: Stortini cleared waivers Wednesday, TSN's Ryan Rishaug reports.
    Analysis: As expected, Stortini will be assigned to AHL Oklahoma City.
  • Edmonton Places Stortini On Waivers

    News: Stortini was placed on waivers Tuesday, TSN's Ryan Rishaug reports.
    Analysis: Edmonton will likely send him to the AHL if he clears waivers. It's difficult to guess whether Stortini would interest a team as a potential waiver claim, but the fighter figures to remain a PIM machine as long as he's seeing the ice somewhere.