• Inks two-way contract
    Matinpalo signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Senators on Thursday.

    Advice: Matinpalo was eligible to become a restricted free agent this summer after completing his previous one-year, two-way deal for the 2023-24 campaign. He had four goals and 14 points in 67 regular-season outings with AHL Belleville in 2023-24. Matinpalo also appeared in four contests with Ottawa, recording no points, two shots, four hits and two blocks in that span. Rotowire.com Today, 12:27 pm
  • Signs one-year contract
    Friedman inked a one-year, $775,000 contract with the Canucks on Wednesday.

    Advice: Friedman was eligible to become an unrestricted free agent this summer after completing his two-year, $1.55 million deal. He had an assist, 21 PIM, 33 hits and 35 blocks in 23 regular-season games with Vancouver in 2023-24. The 28-year-old blueliner might start the 2024-25 campaign as the Canucks' seventh defenseman. Rotowire.com Yesterday, 10:40 am
  • Agrees to one-year deal
    Johansson signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Red Wings on Wednesday.

    Advice: Johansson had six goals, 21 points and 46 PIM in 66 regular-season contests with AHL Grand Rapids in 2023-24. He also registered three assists in nine playoff appearances with the minor-league squad. The 23-year-old blueliner was taken with the No. 60 overall pick in the 2019 NHL Draft. Rotowire.com Yesterday, 9:58 am
  • Gets traded
    Bahl was acquired by the Flames from the Devils along with a 2025 first-round pick in exchange for Jacob Markstrom on Wednesday, per Darren Dreger of TSN.

    Advice: Bahl had a goal, 11 points, 82 PIM, 151 hits and 103 blocks in 82 contests while averaging 17:24 of ice time with New Jersey in 2023-24. The 23-year-old was originally taken by Arizona with the No. 55 overall pick in the 2018 NHL Draft, but he ended up being included in the package that sent Taylor Hall to the Coyotes in 2019. Bahl might have a shot at a top-four spot in Calgary, but that is far from guaranteed. Rotowire.com Yesterday, 9:36 am
  • Slides assist in loss
    Montour notched an assist in Tuesday's 5-3 loss to the Oilers in Game 5.

    Advice: Montour has managed three helpers with a minus-3 rating over his last eight games. The 30-year-old defenseman set up an Evan Rodrigues tally in the second period of Tuesday's loss. Montour is at 11 points, 47 shots on net, 47 hits, 32 blocked shots and an even plus-minus rating through 22 playoff appearances in a top-four role. Rotowire.com Tuesday, 9:31 pm
  • Scores in Game 5 loss
    Ekman-Larsson scored a goal on three shots, added two hits and blocked two shots in Tuesday's 5-3 loss to the Oilers in Game 5.

    Advice: Ekman-Larsson's third-period goal brought the Panthers within one, but they couldn't tie the game. It was his second goal of the postseason and his second point in five games in the Stanley Cup Finals. The veteran defenseman has six points, 25 shots on net, 57 hits, 18 blocked shots, 24 PIM and an even plus-minus rating over 22 playoff outings in a bottom-four role. Rotowire.com Tuesday, 9:24 pm
  • Supplies trio of helpers
    Bouchard notched three assists and two blocked shots in Tuesday's 5-3 win over the Panthers in Game 5.

    Advice: Bouchard helped out on all three of the Oilers' goals in the second period, two of which were on the power play. The defenseman has gone seven games without a goal but has earned nine assists in that span. He's at six goals, 26 helpers, 66 shots on net, 40 blocked shots, 26 hits and a plus-12 rating over 23 playoff contests, with 14 of his 32 points coming on the power play. Rotowire.com Tuesday, 9:10 pm
  • Lands eight-year, $58 million deal
    Hronek signed an eight-year, $58 million contract with Vancouver on Tuesday.

    Advice: Hronek registered five goals and a career-high 48 points in 81 regular-season contests with the Canucks in 2023-24. He also added 148 shots on net, 87 blocked shots and 104 hits. Hronek was a good fit alongside Quinn Hughes, which will likely be Vancouver's top pairing going into the 2024-25 campaign. Rotowire.com Tuesday, 2:51 pm
  • Inks one-year contract
    Perunovich signed a one-year, $1.15 million contract with St. Louis on Tuesday.

    Advice: Perunovich produced 17 assists, 36 shots on goal, 53 blocked shots and 30 hits in 54 games with the Blues during the 2023-24 campaign. The 25-year-old defender doesn't have a goal in 73 career NHL appearances. If Perunovich can remain healthy, he should be a regular on the St. Louis blue line during the 2024-25 season. Rotowire.com Tuesday, 1:43 pm