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TRADES AND SIGNINGS
– The Coyotes have signed G Jason LaBarbera to a two-year deal.
– The Flames have signed F Fredrik Sjostrom to a two-year/$1.5M deal.
– The Blackhawks have signed F John Madden to a one-year/$2.75M deal.
– The Senators have re-signed F Chris Neil to a four-year/$4M deal.
– The Canadiens have signed F Brian Gionta to a five-year/$25M deal.
– The Rangers have signed F Marian Gaborik to a five-year/$37.5M deal.
– The Blue Jackets have signed G Mathieu Garon to a two-year/$4.5M deal.
– The Blue Jackets have signed F Sammy Pahlsson to a three-year/$7.95M deal.
– The Predators have re-signed F Steve Sullivan to a two-year/$7.5M deal.
– The Bruins have signed F Steve Begin to a one-year/$850K deal.
– The Leafs have signed D Mike Komisarek to a five-year/$22.5 deal worth $4.5M per season.
– The Coyotes have signed F Vern Fiddler to a two-year/$2.2M deal worth $1.1M per season.
– The Leafs have traded D Pavel Kubina and F Tim Stapleton to the Thrashers for D Garnett Exelby and F Colin Stuart. The Leafs saved roughly $2M.
– The Canadiens have signed F Mike Cammalleri to a five-year/$30M deal.
– The Wild have signed D Greg Zanon to a three-year/$5.2M deal.
– The Avalanche have signed F David Koci to a one-year/$575K deal.
– The Sharks have re-signed D Kent Huskins to a two-year/$3.4M deal.
– The Canadiens have signed D Hal Gill to a two-year/$4.5M deal.
– The Penguins have signed F Mike Rupp to a two-year/$1.65M deal worth $825K per season.
– The Hurricanes have re-signed F Erik Cole to a two-year/$2.8M deal.
– The Flyers have signed F Ian Laperierre to a three-year/$3.5M deal.
– The Panthers have signed G Scott Clemmensen to a three-year/$3.6M deal.
– The Flames have re-signed D Adam Pardy.
– The Oilers have signed G Nikolai Khabibulin to a four-year/$15M deal.
– The Hurricanes have signed F Erik Cole to a two-year deal.
– The Canadiens have signed D Jaroslav Spacek to a three-year/$11.5M deal.
– The Flyers have signed G Brian Boucher to a two-year/$1.85M deal.
– The Ducks have signed D Scott Niedermayer to a one-year/$6M deal plus bonuses. No word yet on F Rob Niedermayer. Ducks dealing Pronger was a direct influence of Niedermayer’s impending return.
– The Predators have re-signed F Joel Ward to a two-year/$3M deal worth $1.5M per season.
– The Canucks have signed D Aaron Rome to a one-year/$525K deal.
– The Lightning have re-signed D Lukas Krajicek to a one-year deal.
– The Capitals have signed F Mike Knuble to a two-year/$5.6M deal worth $2.8M per year.
– The Rangers have signed F Donald Brashear.
– The Sabres have signed D Steve Montador to a two-year/$3M deal worth $1.55M per season.
– The Islanders have signed G Dwayne Roloson to a two-year/$5M deal. Turned down one-year/$3M from Oilers. Oilers refused two-year deal.
– The Blackhawks have signed F Tomas Kopecky to a two-year deal.
– The Blackhawks have signed F Marian Hossa to a 12-year/$62.4M deal. Cap hit of $5.23M per year. The deal is front-loaded, as the first 8 years of the deal are worth $59.3M and the remaining four are worth $3.5M.
– The Blues have signed G Ty Conklin to a two-year/$2.6M deal worth $1.3M per season.
– The Avalanche have signed G Craig Anderson to two-year/$3.6M deal. I guess the Avs are out of the Gustavsson sweepstakes…
– The Lightning have signed D Matt Walker to a four-year/$6.8M deal worth $1.7M per season.
– The Panthers have re-signed F David Booth to a six-year/$25.5M deal.
– The Devils have re-signed D Andy Greene.
– The Leafs have signed F Colton Orr to a four-year/$4M deal.
– The Lightning have signed D Mattias Ohlund to a seven-year/$26.25M deal. He will average $3.75M per season.
– The Panthers have re-signed F Radek Dvorak to a two-year/$3.4M deal.
– The Ducks have re-signed F Erik Christensen.
– The Canucks have re-signed F Daniel and Henrik Sedin to five-year/$30.5M deals worth $6.1M per season. Both have no-movement clauses.
– The Flames have signed D Jay Bouwmeester to a five-year/$33.4M deal. The contract is worth $6.68M per season.
– The Canadiens have acquired F Scott Gomez, D Tom Busto and F Tom Pyatt from the Rangers for F Chris Higgins, D Doug Janik, D Ryan McDonagh and D Pavel Valentenko.
– The Stars have re-signed F Jere Lehtinen to a one-year contract for the 2009-10 season. The deal includes a $1.5M base salary, and as much as $1M more in incentives.
– The Flyers have acquired D Chris Pronger and F Ryan Dingle from the Ducks for F Joffrey Lupul, D Luca Sbisa, a first-round pick (2009), a first-round pick (2010) and a conditional third-round pick in 2010 or 2011.
– The Oilers continue to talk to Sens F Dany Heatley, but he has yet to waive his NTC.
– Trade talks between the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Boston Bruins surrounding a deal involving D Tomas Kaberle and F Phil Kessel as principles, are *not* back on, despite rumours of the contrary.
– RDS reports that F Saku Koivu has heard from a couple of teams today but is waiting to see what the Canadiens do, as he would like to return to Montreal.
– Sens F Dany Heatley has yet to decide on his future. The Oilers are still very much in play, as he has not 100% refused to be dealt to Edmonton. The Rangers remain a candidate.
– F Alexei Kovalev has not re-signed with the Canadiens – yet. They are working on an extension. Some say they’re close to signing, other say to grab a cup of Joe.
– The Sens are in a holding pattern until they get Heatley sorted out.
– Leafs GM Brian Burke is in Europe, believed to be trying to lure G Jonas Gustavsson to Toronto.
– The Flames are not looking for more big names after signing D Jay Bouwmeester. Re-signing RFA F Dustin Boyd is the team’s top priority.
– The Canucks have about $10.8M in cap space left.
– F Marian Gaborik has turned down a 10-year/$70+M deal from the Wild.
– It is not expected that G Jonas Gustavsson will make a decision today, but rather in the coming days.
– Nothing new on the Dany Heatley front. Edmonton’s top priority is finding a new goalie.
– TSN reports that Leafs GM Brian Burke wants to make a splash today. Burke might be looking at some of the players he had on the Ducks.
– The Blue Jackets have begun contract extension talk with F Rick Nash.
– The Capitals will begin contract negotations with F Nicklas Backstrom and F Alexander Semin.
– The Habs are targeting F Martin Havlat.