Player Notes

  • Mike Santorelli will play for Geneve-Servette
    As previously reported, Mike Santorelli has joined Geneve-Servette HC of the National League A in Switzerland.

    Advice: He picked up 18 points in 70 games with Anaheim last year, while averaging just 10:06 of ice time. 33 minutes ago
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  • Jiri Hudler remains unsigned UFA
    Jiri Hudler remains an unsigned unrestricted free agent.

    Advice: He generated 16 goals and 46 points in 72 games with Calgary and Florida last season. Hudler is highly unlikely to return to the 0.97 point-per-game form he displayed in 2014-15, but he is capable of producing 50-55 points in the right situation. Today, 5:50 am
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  • Paul Stastny could center Tarasenko, Steen
    Paul Stastny between Vladimir Tarasenko and Alex Steen could be a line combination for the Blues in 2016-17, according to coach Ken Hitchcock.

    Advice: Of course nothing is set in stone, especially this early. It might be a trio to keep an eye on once Steen returns from off-season shoulder surgery. Robby Fabbri may be back with Stastny, while Tarasenko could skate alongside Jori Lehtera and Jaden Schwartz as well. Yesterday, 3:01 pm
  • Backes might shift around in 2016-17
    David Backes understands that he could shuffle between linemates and positions in 2016-17.

    Advice: It's believed that he may start on the wing with Patrice Bergeron and Brad Marchand, but he also could play center at times against larger lineups. "It's not going to be something that's set in stone," said Backes. "I think it will be an adjustment. Whatever [coach] Claude [Julien] thinks is necessary . . . when you're playing with good players, I think the old NHL maybe you were stuck in your lane and you just went up and down the wall, but [these days] it's pretty dynamic and fluid." Yesterday, 8:39 am
  • Oilers loan Bogdan Yakimov to KHL team
    Edmonton has loaned Bogdan Yakimov to HC Neftekhimik Nizhnekamsk of the KHL.

    Advice: The 21-year-old forward played for the KHL squad in 2015-16 and he picked up four points in 11 outings. He also added two points in four playoff matches. In 36 appearances with Bakersfield of the AHL last year, he contributed five goals and 15 points. Wednesday, 6:02 pm
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  • Tavares hopes to play entire career with NYI
    John Tavares can become an unrestricted free agent in two seasons, but he wants to stay with the New York Islanders.

    Advice: "I think I've always showed my commitment, my appreciation and my desire to play on Long Island," Tavares told Sportsnet 590. "I would love for that to continue for the long haul. I think you look at some of the greatest players in the game have been able to spend their entire career somewhere. I hope I'm in that same position." The Islanders can begin negotiating a contract extension next July 1 and that will be a top priority for GM Garth Snow. Wednesday, 9:58 am
  • Preds' Calle Jarnkrok signs long-term deal
    Calle Jarnkrok has agreed to a six-year, $12 million contract with the Nashville Predators.

    Advice: He will make $1.7 million in 2016-17, $1.8 million in 2017-18, $2.1 million in 2018-19, $2.2 million in 2019-20 and 2020-21, and $2 million in 2021-22. The 24-year-old forward played in 81 matches with the Predators last season. Jarnkrok notched 14 goals and 30 points over that span, while seeing some time alongside Ryan Johansen and James Neal in the second half. He will probably be shifted around the lineup again in 2016-17. Wednesday, 8:19 am
  • Senators reach 4-year deal with Mike Hoffman
    Mike Hoffman has inked a four-year contract with the Ottawa Senators.

    Advice: The average annual value of the deal is $5.1875 million. He will make $3.8 million next season and then earn $5.65 million in three years after that. Hoffman registered personal bests in 2015-16 in goals (29), assists (30) and points (59) in 78 matches. Wednesday, 7:26 am
  • Namestnikov, Lightning agree to 2-year deal
    Vladislav Namestnikov has signed a two-year deal with the Lightning.

    Advice: His new contract is worth $1.9375 million per season. Namestnikov had an arbitration hearing scheduled for Friday, but that won't occur now. He recorded 14 goals and 35 points in 80 games last year. Wednesday, 5:20 am
  • RNH not worried about trade rumors
    Ryan Nugent-Hopkins isn't letting the trade rumors this off-season get to him.

    Advice: "I try not to pay attention too much ... if it happens, it happens," he said. "I know it's definitely a different group than the one we finished with last season." Nugent-Hopkins has been linked to defensemen like Minnesota's Matt Dumba and Colorado's Tyson Barrie. He registered 12 goals and 34 points in 55 games with the Oilers last season. Tuesday, 3:45 pm
  • B. Schenn expects to keep production high
    Brayden Schenn believes his 2015-16 numbers will be regular contributions for him moving forward.

    Advice: "I feel like I'm getting better year by year and I expect nothing else next year," he said. "... I expect to come in and continue to prove my game in all areas of the ice. When you get the chance to play with good players they make you better as well. We got some good pieces that are part of the Flyers. We have a good team moving forward here. You want to get better individually, but I think the team as a whole will be better this year as well." He generated personal bests last season with 26 goals, 33 assists and 59 points in 80 games. Schenn received a four-year, $20.5 million contract on Monday from the Flyers, which ensures he'll be a key member of the team in the present as well as the future. Tuesday, 2:32 pm
  • Hawryluk wants to add agitating style to FLA
    Jayce Hawryluk is hoping to stay with the Panthers out of training camp.

    Advice: "I think about it every day," Hawryluk said. "My goal is to come in here and make the team this year. I'm going to do everything I can this summer to set myself up for the best chance to do that ... and show them I deserve to be here." He is facing tough competition for a spot behind players like Colton Sceviour, Jonathan Marchessault, Logan Shaw and Corban Knight. Hawryluk also had a sprained ankle at development camp, but he is expected to be ready for training camp. He intends to be an agitating scorer when he makes the jump to the pro ranks. However, the start of his professional career may be in the minors with Springfield in 2016-17. Tuesday, 6:01 am
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  • McDavid would take captaincy very seriously
    Connor McDavid would be honored if he ended up being named the captain of the Edmonton Oilers.

    Advice: "Obviously. If I was ever the captain at any point I think it would be one of the greatest honors and one of the accomplishments that I would definitely take the most seriously," McDavid told the Toronto Sun. "I don't want to comment on it too much, but obviously it would be an unbelievable feeling." Edmonton may got without a captain in 2016-17, but it probably won't be long before McDavid is wearing the "C." Monday, 3:46 pm
  • T.J. Tynan signs two-way deal with CBJ
    Columbus has agreed to terms with T.J. Tynan on a one-year, two-way deal.

    Advice: He played in 76 games with the Lake Erie Monsters of the AHL last season and he collected 46 points, including 40 assists. Tynan was a third-round pick of the Blue Jackets in the 2011 NHL Draft. Monday, 1:31 pm
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  • Blue Jackets re-sign Alex Broadhurst
    Alex Broadhurst has agreed to a one-year, two-way contract with Columbus.

    Advice: He registered 10 goals and 36 points in 60 games with the AHL's Lake Erie Monsters last season. Broadhurst was acquired from Chicago in the Brandon Saad trade. Monday, 1:27 pm
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  • Leafs sign Peter Holland to 1-year deal
    Peter Holland has signed a one-year, $1.3 million deal with Toronto.

    Advice: He tallied nine goals and 27 points in 65 games with the Leafs last season. Holland is projected to be a fourth-line player if he plays at the NHL level in 2016-17. Monday, 8:09 am
  • Jordan Staal may follow Eric as next captain
    Jordan Staal could be the next captain of the Carolina Hurricanes.

    Advice: The Hurricanes haven't had a captain since Feb. 28 following the trade of Jordan's brother, Eric. Justin Faulk is considered to be another strong contender to wear the "C," but Staal has more experience in the league and a Stanley Cup ring. He was also a key contributor last season, especially during the second half. The Hurricanes won't rush the decision and it's possible that they could enter the year with multiple assistants. Monday, 7:51 am
  • Tim Schaller hopeful to crack B's lineup
    Tim Schaller believes he has a shot at a roster spot with Boston out of training camp.

    Advice: "Boston was a good fit," said the New Hampshire native. "We think I'm better than the prospects, so we thought it was a good fit. Hopefully I can beat out a bunch of guys for a job." Schaller spent most of the 2015-16 campaign in the minors with Buffalo, while generating three points in 17 appearances with the Sabres when he was called up. If he manages to land a spot with the team then it would probably be a fourth-line role. Monday, 7:38 am
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  • Jordan Schroeder gets a two-way contract
    Jordan Schroeder has agreed to a one-year, two-way contract with the Minnesota Wild.

    Advice: Schroeder had an arbitration hearing scheduled for July 27 that's no longer necessary. He will earn $650,000 when playing in the NHL or $275,000 in the minors. He's been guaranteed a minimum salary of $300,000 though, even if he spends the full campaign in the AHL. Saturday, 1:56 pm
  • Claude Giroux (hip/abdomen) resumes skating
    Claude Giroux (hip/abdomen) has already resumed skating.

    Advice: Giroux was originally projected to take 10-12 weeks before he'd be back on the ice, but he got to this point in nine weeks. He should be available for the World Cup, where he'll represent Canada. Friday, 5:44 pm
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