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  • Brooks Orpik announces retirement
    Brooks Orpik has announced his retirement.

    Advice: "I've been extremely lucky to have the best job in the world for many years, but my body is telling me it is time to move on to something new," said Orpik. "I'm excited for more family time and to experience a lot of the things that being a professional athlete forces you to miss out on. Thank you to the Washington Capitals and Pittsburgh Penguins for giving me the opportunity to play against the best athletes in the world. I'll be forever grateful for the memories and relationships that hockey has given me." The 38-year-old defenseman played in 1,035 career games. Orpik produced 194 points and 972 penalty minutes. 12 minutes ago
  • SJ needs to clear cap space to sign RFA Meier
    The San Jose Sharks may have to clear some cap space to re-sign restricted free agent Timo Meier.

    Advice: The Sharks have $14.8 million in cap space, but they just seven forwards and six defensemen under contract. Meier had an impressive 30 goals and 66 points in 78 games with San Jose last season. The Sharks have some tough decisions to make this summer, but bringing back the 22-year-old isn't one of them. He'll be a huge part of the team's future. Today, 4:46 am
  • Olli Juolevi (knee) begins skating
    Olli Juolevi (knee) has begun skating on his own.

    Advice: Juolevi suffered a season-ending knee injury after playing just 18 games with AHL Utica. The good news is that he's expected to be ready for the start of training camp. The 21-year-old should be able to earn himself a spot on the left side of Vancouver's defense next season. Don't expect him to carry any fantasy value into 2019-20. Today, 4:33 am
  • Cam Talbot could sign with Flames
    Don't be surprised if Cam Talbot signs with the Calgary Flames.

    Advice: According to TSN's Frank Seravalli, the pending unrestricted free agent has stayed in contact with the Flyers, but "the smart money" would be on him joining the Flames this summer. Things could change, but it appears as though a return to Alberta is in the cards for the veteran. The 31-year-old had an 11-17-3 record with a 3.40 goals-against-average and a .892 save percentage with Edmonton and Philadelphia last season. Yesterday, 7:23 pm
  • William Karlsson officially re-signs with VGK
    William Karlsson has signed an eight-year, $47.2 million extension with the Vegas Golden Knights.

    Advice: This news was reported over the weekend, but the Golden Knights made the signing official on Monday night. The $5.9 million cap hit is extremely reasonable for an all-around player like Karlsson. The 26-year-old has enjoyed a lot of success since being selected by the Golden Knights in the expansion draft. He had 24 goals and 56 points in 82 games with Vegas last year, and 43 goals and 78 points in 82 games the year before that. He's also a strong penalty-killer and defensive forward. Expect the Golden Knights to make more moves because of their difficult salary cap situation. Yesterday, 7:18 pm
  • Report: VAN won't give Ben Hutton QO
    The Vancouver Canucks won't be giving Ben Hutton a qualifying offer, according to Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman.

    Advice: If the Canucks decide not to qualify him, he'd become an unrestricted free agent. There's still a chance they could trade him to a team that would want to qualify him before tomorrow's deadline. The 26-year-old had five goals, 20 points and a minus-23 rating in 69 games with Vancouver last season. He averaged 22:21 of ice time in 2018-19. Yesterday, 7:07 pm
  • Steven Kampfer reportedly re-signs with BOS
    The Boston Bruins have reportedly re-signed Steven Kampfer to a two-year, $1.6 million contract.

    Advice: That works out to a very reasonable cap hit of $800,000 per year. Kampfer was set to become an unrestricted free agent on July 1st. The 30-year-old had three goals and three assists in 35 games last season. He'll continue to serve as a depth option on the back end for Boston. He shouldn't pop up on your fantasy radar. Yesterday, 7:04 pm
  • Hurricanes add Anton Forsberg from Chicago
    The Carolina Hurricanes acquired Anton Forsberg from the Chicago Blackhawks on Monday night.

    Advice: The 'Canes also got Gustav Forsling from Chicago in exchange for Calvin de Haan and Aleksi Saarela. Forsberg suited up in 35 games for the Blackhawks two seasons ago, but he didn't see any action in 2018-19. The 26-year-old had a 15-17-1 record with a 2.64 goals-against-average and a .919 save percentage with AHL Rockford last season. "We are thrilled to add two young, talented players to our organization," said Hurricanes president and GM Don Waddell. "Anton is a big, skilled goaltender and we look forward to him competing for our goaltending job this fall." With Petr Mrazek and Curtis McElhinney both scheduled to hit unrestricted free agency next week, Forsberg might have an outside shot of earning the backup goalie job in Carolina next season. Yesterday, 4:58 pm
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  • Hurricanes trade for Gustav Forsling
    The Carolina Hurricanes acquired Gustav Forsling and Anton Forsberg from the Chicago Blackhawks for Calvin de Haan and Aleksi Saarela.

    Advice: Forsling missed three different stretches due to injury last year. The 23-year-old had three goals, six assists and a minus-9 rating in 43 games this season. "We are thrilled to add two young, talented players to our organization," said Hurricanes president and GM Don Waddell. "Anton is a big, skilled goaltender and we look forward to him competing for our goaltending job this fall. Gustav has shown a great deal of skill in his young career and we believe he will continue to develop." Forsling won't have any fantasy value heading into next season. Yesterday, 4:55 pm
  • Blackhawks get Aleksi Saarela from Carolina
    The Chicago Blackhawks acquired Aleksi Saarela and Calvin de Haan from the Carolina Hurricanes for Gustav Forling and Anton Forsberg.

    Advice: Saarela didn't play for the Hurricanes during the regular season, but he skated in one postseason game. The 22-year-old added 30 goals and 54 points in 69 AHL games with the Charlotte Checkers, who won the Calder Cup Championship in 2019. He'll need to impress in training camp to land a spot on the Blackhawks roster. Don't expect him to carry any fantasy value heading into next season. Yesterday, 4:51 pm
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  • Blackhawks acquire Calvin de Haan from CAR
    The Chicago Blackhawks have acquired Calvin de Haan from the Carolina Hurricanes.

    Advice: The Hawks also landed forward Aleksi Saarela from Carolina in exchange for Guslav Forsling and Anton Forsberg. De Haan has three years remaining on a contract that pays him $4.55 million over the next three seasons. He underwent shoulder surgery on his right shoulder in May. The 28-year-old had one goal and 14 points in 74 games this season. He also averaged 18:31 of ice time during the campaign. De Haan is a reliable defensive defenseman, but he won't chip in much offensively for the Blackhawks. Chicago has now added de Haan and Olli Maatta to their defense this summer. Yesterday, 4:46 pm
  • Report: Hurricanes a player for Mike Smith
    Mike Smith has been taking phone calls from interested teams during the free-agent talking window.

    Advice: TSN's Frank Seravalli said that Carolina is a team to watch for Smith, but Calgary is not out of the picture yet. Smith can become an unrestricted free agent on July 1. He didn't have a particularly good season in 2018-19 despite Calgary's success. In 42 games, he posted 23 wins with a 2.72 goals-against average and .898 save percentage. Yesterday, 4:09 pm
  • Oilers to give Jesse Puljujarvi a QO
    Jesse Puljujarvi will receive a qualifying offer from the Edmonton Oilers.

    Advice: That's not surprising. Puljujarvi would like a fresh start, but the Oilers are still absolutely going to retain their rights to him. Even in the scenario where Puljujarvi decides to go to Europe, which his agent has suggested is a possibility, his NHL rights will still be with the Oilers unless they decide to trade him. Yesterday, 3:34 pm
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  • Dallas obtains Ryan Hartman from Philadelphia
    The Dallas Stars have acquired Ryan Hartman from the Philadelphia Flyers in exchange for Tyler Pitlick.

    Advice: Hartman had 12 goals and 26 points in 83 games with Nashville and Philadelphia in 2018-19. He's set to become a restricted free agent on July 1. Yesterday, 2:14 pm
  • Flyers acquire Tyler Pitlick for Ryan Hartman
    The Philadelphia Flyers have acquired Tyler Pitlick from the Dallas Stars in exchange for Ryan Hartman.

    Advice: Pitlick had eight goals and 12 points in 47 games last season. He's on the final season of his three-year, $3 million contract. Yesterday, 2:12 pm
  • Robert Thomas undergoes wrist surgery
    Robert Thomas has undergone successful wrist surgery.

    Advice: Thomas suffered an injury to a tendon in Game 6 of the Western Conference Final. An exact timetable wasn't provided, but the Blues did say that he would be rehabbing throughout the summer and be re-evaluated during training camp, so it's possible that he won't be 100% by the preseason. Yesterday, 11:52 am
  • Adam Musil is on unconditional waivers
    Adam Musil has been placed on unconditional waivers.

    Advice: The final season of Musil's entry-level contract can be terminated if he clears. He has six goals and 14 points in 65 AHL games in 2018-19. Yesterday, 10:51 am
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  • Wild re-sign Brad Hunt to two-year contract
    The Minnesota Wild have re-signed Brad Hunt to a two-year, $1.4 million contract.

    Advice: Hunt had five goals and 12 points in 42 games last season. The 30-year-old blueliner isn't expected to have any fantasy value in standard leagues in 2019-20. Yesterday, 10:02 am
  • Flyers ink Travis Sanheim to two-year deal
    The Philadelphia Flyers have signed Travis Sanheim to a two-year, $6.5 million contract.

    Advice: Sanheim was set to become a restricted free agent on July 1. He had nine goals and 35 points in 82 contests while averaging 19:34 minutes last season. "We are very pleased with the progress Travis has made in his young career," Flyers GM Chuck Fletcher said. "He is a skilled, two-way defenseman with excellent size and mobility. He is a big part of our present and our future." This seems like a reasonable bridge deal and if all goes well for him, he'll be signing a much more lucrative long-term contract after this. Yesterday, 9:59 am
  • P.K. Subban excited for fresh start with NJ
    P.K. Subban is looking forward to getting started with the New Jersey Devils.

    Advice: "When I found out that I was traded to the New Jersey Devils, I was extremely excited," he said. "I'm looking at it as a fresh start. My job is to come out and help build a championship team. Winning is the most important thing to me. It's the one thing I look at. I'm not playing for a contract. The most important thing is a championship and I haven't won one yet. I’m going to an organization that has won. You have to set yourself up to win a Stanley Cup." Subban will be looking to bounce back in 2019-20 after he posted just nine goals and 31 points in 63 games last season. He is confident that he can get back on track alongside the talent that New Jersey has been assembling. Yesterday, 8:02 am
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