Player Notes

  • Signs two-year contract
    Villalta signed a two-year, two-way contract with Utah HC on Wednesday.

    Advice: Villalta was set to become an unrestricted free agent in July after completing his one-year, two-way deal for the 2023-24 campaign. He had a 2.54 GAA and a .911 save percentage in 51 regular-season outings with AHL Tucson this year. He also appeared in two games with Arizona, posting a 4.17 GAA and an .828 save percentage. Rotowire.com Today, 1:23 pm
  • Involved in major trade
    Kuemper was dealt to the Kings from the Capitals on Wednesday in exchange for Pierre-Luc Dubois.

    Advice: Kuemper had a 13-14-3 record, 3.31 GAA and .890 save percentage in 33 regular-season appearances with Washington in 2023-24. Perhaps the 34-year-old will benefit from the change of scenery and rebound, but he'll likely begin the 2024-25 as the backup netminder. Between his age and recent results, the three seasons remaining on Kuemper's five-year, $26.25 million contract seem rather undesirable. The fact that he's the only return LA got for Dubois speaks to how much the 25-year-old forward's market value has fallen following his 40-point season and due to the seven seasons remaining on his eight-year, $64 million deal. Rotowire.com Today, 12:30 pm
  • Moving to Washington
    Dubois was acquired by the Capitals from the Kings on Wednesday in exchange for Darcy Kuemper.

    Advice: The Kings made a big bet on Dubois in the summer of 2023, trading Alex Iafallo, Gabriel Vilardi, Rasmus Kupari and a 2024 second-round pick to get him from the Jets. The move also involved signing Dubois to an eight-year, $68 million contract. The idea was that the center, who provides a strong blend of grit and skill, would make the Kings deep up the middle in the short term and perhaps even be the eventual successor to Anze Kopitar. However, Dubois went from recording at least 60 points in each of his previous two campaigns to finishing with 16 goals and 40 points across 82 regular-season contests in 2023-24. Averaging 15:42 of ice time this season, down from 18:27 in 2022-23, probably didn't help his offensive production, so perhaps the move to Washington will do him some good. Nicklas Backstrom (hip) isn't expected to play at all next season, which leaves the door open for Dubois to possibly serve as the Capitals' top-line center. Rotowire.com Today, 12:22 pm
  • Claimed off waivers
    Goodrow was claimed off waivers by the Sharks from the Rangers on Wednesday, per Chris Johnston of The Athletic.

    Advice: Goodrow recorded 33 points in 2021-22 and 31 points in 2022-23, but he declined this campaign to four goals and 12 points across 80 regular-season appearances. The 31-year-old was still a physical presence, though, recording 78 PIM and 171 hits. He also stepped up in the 2024 playoffs, supplying six goals, eight points, 12 PIM, 41 hits and 29 blocks in 16 outings. He figures to serve in a third-line capacity for San Jose, which is the franchise where he made his NHL debut back in 2014. The Sharks will also be taking the final three seasons of his six-year, $21.85 million contract. Rotowire.com Today, 11:15 am
  • 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 Today, 10:40 am

NHL Roster Changes

Date
Player
Change
Jun 18
Deactivated
Jun 7
Activated
Jun 7
Activated
Jun 6
Activated
Jun 6
Deactivated
Jun 6
Deactivated
Jun 5
Activated
Jun 3
Activated
May 28
Activated
May 25
Activated

Injury Reports

PlayerInjuryStatusEffective
Michael Pezzetta MTL - LWUpper BodyOJun 18, 2024
Michael McLeod NJ - CPersonalIR-NRJun 18, 2024
Mason McTavish ANA - C,LWKneeOJun 18, 2024
Darren Raddysh TB - DHipOJun 18, 2024
Dan Vladar CGY - GHipOJun 18, 2024