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    • Jacob Trouba NYR D
      Rangers' Jacob Trouba: Lands huge deal
      15h ago

      Trouba agreed to terms on a seven-year, $56 million contract with the Rangers on Friday.

      Trouba was acquired by New York from Winnipeg in June and has now tied himself to the club for the next seven years. With this deal, the 25-year-old becomes the highest paid blueliner on the Rangers and trails only Henrik Lundqvist ($8.5 million) and Artemi Panarin ($11.6 million) in terms of annual cap hit. Clearly, team brass believes the Michigan native can repeat his 2018-19 campaign, in which he set career highs in assists (42), points (50) and shots (162).

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    • James Neal EDM LW
      Oilers' James Neal: Flipped in big trade
      15h ago

      Neal was acquired by Edmonton from Calgary on Friday in a swap for Milan Lucic and a conditional third-round pick in 2020, Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet reports.

      After failing to hit the 20-goal mark for the first time in his career, Neal will hope for a fresh start with the Oilers. The veteran winger could be a candidate for a top-line role alongside Connor McDavid and should be in contention for a spot on the No. 1 power-play unit as well. If he does get the opportunity to play alongside McDavid, Neal could threaten the 30-goal mark.

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    • Milan Lucic CGY LW
      Flames' Milan Lucic: Acquired via trade
      16h ago

      The Oilers traded Lucic (lower body) and a conditional third-round pick in 2020 to the Flames in exchange for James Neal on Friday, Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet reports.

      Lucic's time in Edmonton was less than stellar, as the 31-year-old only managed to pot 39 goals in his three years with the Oilers after racking up 139 goals in eight seasons with Boston. At $6 million AAV, the team was clearly expecting more out of the winger and will be happy to move on from the next four years of his contract. A change of scenery might benefit Lucic, though he may not be able to break into the top six with his new club.

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    • Andrew Copp WPG C
      Jets' Andrew Copp: Appears headed for arbitration
      19h ago

      Copp and the Jets are separated on both term and salary, Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet reports, which could force the two sides to go through with their July 21 arbitration hearing.

      Copp is looking for just one year at nearly twice the salary ($1.5 versus $2.9 million). A deal can still be struck even after the hearing, though that seems unlikely considering the two camps can't even agree on the length of Copp's new contract. The 25-year-old will likely continue to fill a bottom-six role for Winnipeg during the 2019-20 campaign, but a spot on the No. 2 power-play unit figures to bolster his fantasy value.

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    • Charles Hudon MON LW
      Canadiens' Charles Hudon: Inks one-year deal
      19h ago

      Hudon agreed to terms on a one-year, $800,000 contract with Montreal on Friday.

      Hudon didn't see a ton of action this past season, but he did stick with the big club for the entirety of the campaign. In his 32 appearances, the 25-year-old notched just three goals, two assists and 50 shots while averaging 11:40 of ice time. The winger will likely once again find himself watching from the press box on a regular basis this year.

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    • Phillip Di Giuseppe NSH RW
      Rangers' Phil Di Giuseppe: Headed for Big Apple
      2d ago

      Di Giuseppe secured a contract from the Rangers on Thursday.

      Di Giuseppe logged 24 games for the Hurricanes and Predators last season, notching one goal, three assists and 31 shots. While the team didn't provide any specifics, the 2012 second-round pick is likely sitting on a two-way deal and figures to split time between leagues this year.

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    • Andrew Copp WPG C
      Jets' Andrew Copp: Appears headed for arbitration
      19h ago

      Copp and the Jets are separated on both term and salary, Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet reports, which could force the two sides to go through with their July 21 arbitration hearing.

      Copp is looking for just one year at nearly twice the salary ($1.5 versus $2.9 million). A deal can still be struck even after the hearing, though that seems unlikely considering the two camps can't even agree on the length of Copp's new contract. The 25-year-old will likely continue to fill a bottom-six role for Winnipeg during the 2019-20 campaign, but a spot on the No. 2 power-play unit figures to bolster his fantasy value.

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    • Brady Brassart TB C
      Brady Brassart: Signs overseas
      3d ago

      Brassart signed a one-year contract with the Stavanger Oilers in Norway on Monday.

      Brassart started his professional playing career in 2013-14, but he was never able to break into the NHL, instead splitting time between the ECHL and AHL over six seasons. The 26-year-old Canadian will almost certainly remain overseas for the rest of his career.

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    • Ryan MacInnis CLB C
      Blue Jackets' Ryan MacInnis: Puts pen to paper
      4d ago

      MacInnis signed his qualifying offer from Columbus on Tuesday. The deal is a one-year, two-way contract worth $874,125.

      MacInnis set career highs in assists (20) and points (24) with AHL Cleveland last season. Selected by the Coyotes with the 43rd overall pick in the 2014 NHL Draft, the 23-year-old was acquired by the Jackets in July of 2018 in a swap for minor-league players. The center figures to spend the majority of the 2019-20 campaign in the minors.

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    • Nico Sturm MIN C
      Wild's Nico Sturm: Inks one-year pact
      4d ago

      Sturm secured a one-year, two-way contract with Minnesota on Tuesday.

      Sturm made his NHL debut last year, appearing in the final two games of the 2018-19 campaign after the conclusion of his collegiate career. The center figures to join AHL Iowa for the upcoming season, but could be a call-up option throughout the year.

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    • Artem Anisimov OTT C
      Senators' Artem Anisimov: Traded to Ottawa
      4d ago

      The Blackhawks traded Anisimov to the Senators in exchange for Zack Smith on Tuesday.

      Both players involved in this deal are signed through 2020-21, but Anisimov carries a cap hit of $4.55 million on an annual basis, whereas Smith's cap hit is somewhat more reasonable at $3.25 million, so this appears to be a financially motivated move for Chicago, particularly when considering Anisimov has been significantly more productive than Smith over the past two seasons. The Russian pivot will likely slot into a middle-six role for the Senators in 2019-20, and should be able to put up 15-plus goals and at least 30 points for a fifth consecutive season.

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    • Justin Kloos ANA C
      Ducks' Justin Kloos: Agrees to one-year deal
      4d ago

      Kloos has signed a one-year, two-way contract with Anaheim, Elliott Teaford of The Orange County Register reports.

      Kloos appeared in one game for the Ducks last season, instead spending the bulk of the year in the minors. The University of Minnesota product figures to continue playing for AHL San Diego this year, but could see a few additional contests in 2019-20.

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    • James Neal EDM LW
      Oilers' James Neal: Flipped in big trade
      15h ago

      Neal was acquired by Edmonton from Calgary on Friday in a swap for Milan Lucic and a conditional third-round pick in 2020, Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet reports.

      After failing to hit the 20-goal mark for the first time in his career, Neal will hope for a fresh start with the Oilers. The veteran winger could be a candidate for a top-line role alongside Connor McDavid and should be in contention for a spot on the No. 1 power-play unit as well. If he does get the opportunity to play alongside McDavid, Neal could threaten the 30-goal mark.

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    • Milan Lucic CGY LW
      Flames' Milan Lucic: Acquired via trade
      16h ago

      The Oilers traded Lucic (lower body) and a conditional third-round pick in 2020 to the Flames in exchange for James Neal on Friday, Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet reports.

      Lucic's time in Edmonton was less than stellar, as the 31-year-old only managed to pot 39 goals in his three years with the Oilers after racking up 139 goals in eight seasons with Boston. At $6 million AAV, the team was clearly expecting more out of the winger and will be happy to move on from the next four years of his contract. A change of scenery might benefit Lucic, though he may not be able to break into the top six with his new club.

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    • Charles Hudon MON LW
      Canadiens' Charles Hudon: Inks one-year deal
      19h ago

      Hudon agreed to terms on a one-year, $800,000 contract with Montreal on Friday.

      Hudon didn't see a ton of action this past season, but he did stick with the big club for the entirety of the campaign. In his 32 appearances, the 25-year-old notched just three goals, two assists and 50 shots while averaging 11:40 of ice time. The winger will likely once again find himself watching from the press box on a regular basis this year.

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    • Phillip Di Giuseppe NSH RW
      Rangers' Phil Di Giuseppe: Headed for Big Apple
      2d ago

      Di Giuseppe secured a contract from the Rangers on Thursday.

      Di Giuseppe logged 24 games for the Hurricanes and Predators last season, notching one goal, three assists and 31 shots. While the team didn't provide any specifics, the 2012 second-round pick is likely sitting on a two-way deal and figures to split time between leagues this year.

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    • Ryan Spooner EDM LW
      Ryan Spooner: Joining Swiss club
      2d ago

      Spooner agreed to terms on a one-year deal with Lugano (Switzerland) on Wednesday.

      Spooner played in 52 games for New York, Edmonton and Vancouver last season, in which he tallied three goals, six helpers and 67 shots. After failing to impress with the Canucks, the 27-year-old was bought out and now will head overseas for the upcoming season.

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    • Dryden Hunt FLA LW
      Panthers' Dryden Hunt: Inks two-way deal
      3d ago

      Hunt signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Panthers on Wednesday.

      Hunt spent most of the 2018-19 season in the minors, racking up 23 goals and 44 points in 51 games, but he also made 31 appearances with the big club, notching three goals and 10 points over that span. The 23-year-old forward will likely have a similar role in 2019-20, so there's no reason for fantasy owners to keep tabs on him at this point.

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    • Jacob Trouba NYR D
      Rangers' Jacob Trouba: Lands huge deal
      15h ago

      Trouba agreed to terms on a seven-year, $56 million contract with the Rangers on Friday.

      Trouba was acquired by New York from Winnipeg in June and has now tied himself to the club for the next seven years. With this deal, the 25-year-old becomes the highest paid blueliner on the Rangers and trails only Henrik Lundqvist ($8.5 million) and Artemi Panarin ($11.6 million) in terms of annual cap hit. Clearly, team brass believes the Michigan native can repeat his 2018-19 campaign, in which he set career highs in assists (42), points (50) and shots (162).

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    • Dominik Masin TB D
      Lightning's Dominik Masin: Returning to Tampa Bay
      3d ago

      Masin agreed to a one-year, two-way contract with the Lightning on Wednesday.

      Masin was not extended a qualifying offer by Tampa Bay this offseason, but found his way back with the team after all. The 23-year-old suited up in 69 games with AHL Syracuse during the 2018-19 season, posting two goals and 12 points to go along with a plus-36 rating. The Czech-born player will likely spend a majority of his time in the minors again in 2019-20.

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    • Joe Hicketts DET D
      Red Wings' Joe Hicketts: Nabs deal with Wings
      3d ago

      Hicketts inked a two-year contract with the Red Wings on Wednesday.

      Hicketts was a restricted free agent this offseason, and was able to land back with Detroit. He wasn't impressive in limited action with Detroit last season, going scoreless while posting a minus-9 rating in 11 games, but he showed some potential while skating in the minors, notching three goals and 27 points in 64 appearances. The 23-year-old blueliner will try to secure a spot on the Red Wings' Opening Night roster during training camp in September.

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    • Thomas Schemitsch FLA D
      Panthers' Thomas Schemitsch: Lands one-year deal
      3d ago

      Schemitsch earned a one-year, two-way contract from Florida on Wednesday.

      Schemitsch set career highs this season in assists (15) and points (24), but still wasn't able to earn a call-up. The blueliner is still looking to make his NHL debut, which could be difficult with Josh Brown and Ian McCoshen likely both ahead of him on the organization's depth chart.

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    • Connor Carrick NJ D
      Devils' Connor Carrick: Signs two-year pact
      4d ago

      Carrick agreed to terms on a two-year, $3 million contract with New Jersey on Tuesday.

      Carrick was scheduled for an arbitration hearing, but the two sides were apparently able to come to an agreement. After being traded to New Jersey from Dallas last season, the Illinois native notched one goal, six assists and 26 shots in 20 appearances. The addition of P.K. Subban creates a bit of a logjam on the blue line, which could see Carrick struggle for ice time.

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    • Carson Soucy MIN D
      Wild's Carson Soucy: Signs two-way deal
      4d ago

      Soucy penned a one-year, two-way contract with Minnesota on Tuesday.

      Soucy notched five goals and 15 helpers in 66 games for AHL Iowa last year, both career bests. The 24-year-old will face an uphill battle in training camp to secure a spot on the 23-man roster for Opening Night against the Predators on Oct. 3, but it's certainly not off the table.

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    • Sam Montembeault FLA G
      Panthers' Samuel Montembeault: Agrees to qualifying offer
      3d ago

      Montembeault signed a one-year, two-way contract with Florida on Monday, CapFriendly reports.

      Montembeault spent the majority of the 2018-19 season in the minors, compiling a 13-24-3 record while posting a 3.24 GAA and .899 save percentage in 39 games, but he also made 11 appearances with the big club, posting a 4-3-2 record while registering a 3.04 GAA and .894 save percentage over that span. The 2015 third-round pick is expected to serve as Sergei Bobrovsky's backup for the entirety of the 2019-20 campaign, which means he could make upwards of 20 starts in his first full season with the Panthers.

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    • Cal Petersen LA G
      Kings' Cal Petersen: Pens three-year deal
      4d ago

      Petersen secured a three-year, $2.575 million contract with Los Angeles on Tuesday.

      Petersen performed well in his brief 11-game stint in the NHL last season, posting a 5-4-1 record and .924 save percentage. The 24-year-old will likely spend another year or two developing in the minors, though a strong showing in training camp could see him unseat Jack Campbell for the backup job behind Jonathan Quick.

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    • Jordan Binnington STL G
      Blues' Jordan Binnington: Re-signs with St. Louis
      6d ago

      Binnington agreed to a two-year, $8.8 million contract with the Blues on Saturday.

      It comes as no surprise that the Blues got a deal done with Binnington before the date of his arbitration hearing, as the goaltender is coming off a 2019 playoff run where he posted a 16-10 record, 2.46 GAA and a .914 save percentage. His 16 victories en route to a Stanley Cup title were the most by a rookie in NHL history, and Binnington will now be locked up for at least the next two seasons.

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    • Jared Coreau STL G
      Islanders' Jared Coreau: Inks two-way deal
      8d ago

      Coreau agreed to terms on a one-year, two-way contract with the Islanders on Thursday, CapFriendly reports.

      Once considered the netminder of the future in Detroit, Coreau has struggled to secure regular opportunities in the NHL. The 27-year-old made 21 appearances for the Red Wings, the last of which came during the 2017-18 campaign. With Semyon Varlamov joining the organization, Coreau figures to spend the year in the minors, but should top the list of call-ups should his services be needed on Long Island.

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    • Malcolm Subban LV G
      Golden Knights' Malcolm Subban: Avoids arbitration with new deal
      11d ago

      Subban signed a one-year, $850,000 contract with the Golden Knights on Tuesday, avoiding arbitration.

      Subban will be back with Vegas for his third season in Vegas before becoming a restricted free agent again in July 2020. Over his 21 appearances in 2018-19, Subban went 8-10-2 with a 2.93 GAA and .902 save percentage.

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    • Dustin Tokarski NYR G
      Dustin Tokarski: Lands AHL deal from Pittsburgh
      12d ago

      Tokarski signed a one-year, standard AHL contract with the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins on Monday, WheelhouseHockey.org reports.

      Tokarski split the past season between AHL Hartford and Charlotte while under contract with the Rangers, but his new deal will have no ties to an NHL team. As such, Tokarski will be eligible to sign with any of the league's 31 teams if his performance in the minors warrants a look. The 29-year-old goaltender last appeared at hockey's top level in 2016-17 as a member of the Ducks.

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