Player Notes

  • Edward Pasquale inks one-year deal with Wings
    Edward Pasquale has signed a one-year contract with the Detroit Red Wings.

    Advice: Pasquale had a 2.62 GAA and .919 save percentage in 30 games with the AHL's St. John's IceCaps in 2015-16. He's an organizational depth goaltender that's unlikely to play in the NHL next season. Yesterday, 2:47 pm
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  • San Jose signs Aaron Dell to a two-year deal
    Aaron Dell has signed a two-year contract with San Jose.

    Advice: Dell had a 2.42 GAA and .922 save percentage in 40 games with the AHL's San Jose Barracuda. The 27-year-old goaltender hasn't played in the NHL yet, but he might get called up in 2017-18 if the Sharks need an injury replacement. Yesterday, 2:33 pm
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  • Joe Cannata agrees to two-way contract
    Joe Cannata has agreed to a one-year, two-way deal with Washington worth $575K.

    Advice: Cannata had a 2.52 GAA and .909 save percentage in 40 AHL contests in 2015-16. He's an organizational depth goaltender that might be elevated to the NHL in the event of an injury. Yesterday, 12:47 pm
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  • Roberto Luongo doubtful for season opener
    Roberto Luongo (hip) isn't expected to be healthy for the start of the 2016-17 campaign.

    Advice: It's not clear how much time Luongo will miss, but that makes the signing of James Reimer all the more important. Luongo had been playing through the hip injury during the 2015-16 campaign, but kept quiet about it. Yesterday, 12:36 pm
  • Justin Peters signs with Arizona
    Justin Peters has signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Arizona Coyotes worth $600K

    Advice: Peters had a 3.04 GAA and .896 save percentage in 37 AHL contests with Hershey. He's a depth goaltender that's capable of filling in at the NHL level in the event of an injury. Peters will make just $250K while down on the farm. Yesterday, 12:32 pm
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  • Wild ink Stalock one-year, two-way for $650K
    The Minnesota Wild have inked Alex Stalock to a one-year and two-way deal worth $650K.

    Advice: Stalock will earn $300K while with the AHL. The 28-year-old backup netminder played three seasons for the University of Minnesota-Duluth, where he saw great success. However he's coming off a 2015-16 season where he posted a 3-5-2 with an .882 save percentage and a 2.94 GAA in 13 games with San Jose, and never suited up for Toronto after being dealt eastward. It appears that Stalock is in line to assume backup duties behind Devan Dubnyk as Darcy Kuemper remains unsigned as an RFA. Yesterday, 12:16 pm
  • Lightning aren't moving fast with Ben Bishop
    Don't expect anything to happen quickly with regards to Ben Bishop.

    Advice: Tampa Bay's decision to ink Andrei Vasilevskiy to a three-year, $10.5 million deal has raised questions about Bishop's future with the club. Bishop has one year left on his contract, but after that will the Lightning be interested in paying him starter money on top of Vasilevskiy's $3.5 million annual cap hit? Bishop's people haven't been told that he'll be dealt yet and an extension seems unlikely in the near term. Tampa Bay could simply enter the season with both goaltenders and make their decision towards the trade deadline or next summer. Yesterday, 12:16 pm
  • Bolts sign Andrei Vasilevskiy to 3-year deal
    The Tampa Bay Lightning have signed goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy to a three-year contract extension worth $10.5M.

    Advice: The move could clear the way for Ben Bishop to be dealt as the Lightning think that Vasilevskiy is their goaltender of the future. He was terrific in the playoffs against the Penguins taking the eventual champs to seven games in a tough Eastern Conference final. Look for Vasilevskiy to split the net with Bishop if both are with TBay next season and to play 60 games if Bishop is traded. Draft him fairly high and higher if it's a keeper league. Yesterday, 11:50 am
  • Kings sign Jeff Zatkoff to 2-year contract
    Jeff Zatkoff has signed a two-year contract with Los Angeles.

    Advice: He will earn $900,000 per season. Zatkoff had a 4-7-1 record with Pittsburgh last season with a 2.79 GAA and a .917 save percentage. He will serve as Jonathan Quick's understudy. Yesterday, 10:53 am
  • Al Montoya signs with the Canadiens
    The Montreal Canadiens have signed Al Montoya to a one-year contract.

    Advice: The Canadiens have a good backup for Carey Price but hopefully will not have to rely on Montoya as much as they had to rely on their backups last season as Price missed most of the season with injuries. Montoya was 12-7-3 last season with a 2.18 GAA and a .919 save percentage. Look for similar peripherals this season and he should see action in 20-25 games. Yesterday, 10:39 am
  • Edmonton signs G Jonas Gustavsson
    Jonas Gustavsson has agreed to a one-year contract with Edmonton worth $800,000.

    Advice: He posted an 11-9-1 record along with a .908 save percentage and a 2.72 goals-against average with Boston last season. Gustavsson will back up Cam Talbot next campaign as a member of the Oilers. Yesterday, 10:19 am
  • St. Louis signs netminder Carter Hutton
    Carter Hutton has joined the St. Louis Blues on a two-year deal worth $2.25 million.

    Advice: He posted a 7-5-4 record in 17 games with Nashville last season to go with a 2.33 goals-against average, a .918 save percentage and two shutouts. Hutton will serve as Jake Allen's understudy with the Blues. Yesterday, 10:00 am
  • Jake Allen, Blues agree to 4-year extension
    Jake Allen has agreed to a four-year contract extension worth $17.4 million.

    Advice: "I'm so excited to be a Blue for the next five years. This is where I want to be," Allen said. "This is the place that drafted me and made me the goalie I am today. I want to be a Blue forever and I'm looking forward to being able to stay here for the next five years. With the contract out of the way, now I can focus on hockey and worry about winning a championship." Allen will be Blues' number one netminder next season after Brian Elliott was traded at the 2016 NHL Draft. Yesterday, 9:47 am
  • James Reimer to get $17.5 million for 5 years
    James Reimer will get $17.5 million over his five year contract.

    Advice: No terms were announced when he signed but they are available now. Reimer will backup Roberto Luongo and should be taken as a handcuff in drafts for next season. Yesterday, 9:42 am
  • Flames sign G Chad Johnson
    Chad Johnson has signed a one-year contract with Calgary worth $1.7 million.

    Advice: Johnson played well for the Buffalo Sabres last season, where he posted a 22-16-4 record along with a 2.36 GAA and a .920 save percentage. He will serve as Brian Elliott's backup in 2016-17. Yesterday, 9:41 am
  • Anton Khudobin signs with Boston
    Anton Khudobin has signed a two-year, $2.4 million deal with the Boston Bruins.

    Advice: Khudobin spent the 2015-16 season with Anaheim where he spent plenty of time in the minors as John Gibson and Frederik Andersen played most of the time. Khudobin was 3-3-0 in nine games with the Ducks with a 2.69 GAA and a .909 save percentage. He will be in the mix to back up Tuukka Rask and is likely the leader heading into training camp at this time. Yesterday, 9:35 am
  • Dallas signs Max Lagace to one-year contract
    Max Lagace has inked a one-year deal with the Dallas Stars worth $600K.

    Advice: Dallas didn't disclose the financial terms of the deal, but we assume it's a two-way agreement. He had a 2.90 GAA and .913 save percentage in 36 AHL contests in 2015-16. Thursday, 3:28 pm
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  • Andrey Makarov to play in KHL
    Andrey Makarov has agreed to play for Spartak Moskva of the KHL in 2016-17.

    Advice: He didn't get a qualifying offer from the Sabres on Monday, so they won't retain his NHL rights if he chooses to return. Nathan Lieuwen, Alexander Guptill, Jack Nevins and Colin Jacobs will become unrestricted free agents as well after not getting qualifying offers. Tuesday, 6:18 am
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  • Calgary may re-sign Joni Ortio before July 1
    Joni Ortio can become an unrestricted free agent on Friday after he didn't get a qualifying offer on Monday.

    Advice: Still, he could end up signing with the Flames before that happens. Brian Burke indicated over the weekend that Calgary is comfortable with Ortio as the backup goalie for next season. Monday, 2:47 pm
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  • Jonathan Bernier unsure if he'll be traded
    Jonathan Bernier doesn't know if he will be traded, but he intends to be ready for whatever team he plays for.

    Advice: "Yeah, I can't control what their plan is, whether I'm in their plan or not," said Bernier. "At this point now I'm just focusing on myself and making sure I'm ready for training camp. Right now I'm under contract with the Leafs and that's where my head is. If things change, well, that’s out of my reach." If he stays with the Leafs then he wants to prove he can battle new arrival Frederik Andersen for playing time. Monday, 10:38 am
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