There are "wild whispers" going around that there might still be an outdoor game on Jan. 1 if the lockout ends soon, according to Joe Haggerty.
Alexander Steen is progressing well from shoulder surgery.
Minnesota has signed Matt Dumba to a two-year, $5.1 million contract.
Brian Elliott is anxious to start the season as Calgary's number one goalie.
Petr Mrazek has agreed to terms on a two-year contract with Detroit.
Mike Hoffman has inked a four-year contract with the Ottawa Senators.
The Hurricanes have given head coach Bill Peters a contract extension through the 2018-19 season.
Danny DeKeyser has signed a six-year, $30 million contract with the Detroit Red Wings.
Brayden Schenn has agreed to a four-year contract with Philadelphia.
Kris Versteeg's move to Europe for next season appears to be final.
Luke Schenn has inked a two-year deal with the Arizona Coyotes.
Claude Giroux (hip/abdomen) has already resumed skating.