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Seth Helgeson was the only RFA New Jersey Devil not to file for salary arbitration on Sunday.

No specific reasoning was given, but it appears safe to presume that both he and the Devils expect to work out a new deal. Last season the 24-year-old defenseman saw his first 22 games of NHL action, scoring just two assists with 18 PIMs and blocks, and 42 hits. He made just $595K with the Devils as well, so a modest raise is about all that can be expected.
Source: Tom Gulitti
Jul 5 - 5:29 PM

The Toronto Maple Leafs have signed Nazem Kadri to a one-year contract extension.

The deal is worth $4.1 million. Kadri's numbers were down last season as he scored 18 goals and 21 assists in 73 games. Kadri gets a short-term deal, so he will have to prove himself to new head coach Mike Babcock. He has the skill to be a top-six forward, but like many young players, he needs to show more consistency.
Jul 5 - 5:07 PM

The Detroit Red Wings have signed Landon Ferraro to a one-year two way contract.

The deal is worth $600,000 if Ferraro sticks on the Wings' roster. The 23-year-old had one goal in three games with Detroit last season.
Jul 5 - 4:41 PM

Alexander Semin's agent said his client is willing to accept a one-year contract.

Semin may not have a choice after being bought out by the Carolina Hurricanes last week. The 31-year-old had a very disappointing season in 2014-15, but a team looking for some offensive flare on the wing might be willing to take a run at him. He has supreme offensive ability but his compete level and lack of consistency have been an issue throughout his career. Semin has a 40-goal season and two 30-goal campaigns under his belt, which does count for something. His agent refused to speak about his client's options in the KHL.
Jul 5 - 3:35 PM

The Washington Capitals and Restricted Free-Agent Evgeny Kuznetsov are working on a new two or three-year contract extension.

Kuznetsov just completed his first full season in the NHL in which he scored 11 goals and 37 points in 80 games. The 23-year-old also added five goals and seven points in 14 postseason contests this spring. His offensive talent is undeniable, and he should see his numbers increase in 2015-16. Kuznetsov's agent also added that he doesn't expect the Capitals to file for salary arbitration by Monday's deadline. It looks like a deal will be hammered out fairly soon.
Jul 5 - 2:43 PM

Mikkel Boedker's agent, Jarrett Bousquet, confirmed that his client will file for salary arbitration.

Boedker and the Coyotes have been working on a new contract for about three months, but they have been unable to come to terms just yet. "When two sides can't agree on something, there is a certain date by which you have to have a contract finished before you weigh other options," Bousquet said. "There have been a lot of changes in the Coyotes organization and this gives both sides some freedom to wait a little longer while we figure things out. We can still talk, but at this point we're looking to see if we can get a one-year deal done to avoid letting the system take care of it." The 25-year-old had 14 goals and 28 points in 45 games with Arizona last season.
Jul 5 - 2:34 PM

The Toronto Marlies of the AHL have signed Richard Clune.

The terms of the deal were not disclosed. The 28-year-old spent most of the 2014-15 season with the Milwaukee Admirals (Nashville's farm team). He was held pointless in his only NHL game last year. The team also announced that Clune will be attending training camp with the big club in Toronto.
Jul 5 - 11:54 AM

Restricted Free-Agent Erik Haula has filed for salary arbitration.

Haula is coming off a two-year contract that totalled $1.8 million. The two sides can still come to an agreement before the arbitration hearing takes place. Haula has seven goals and 14 points in 72 games with the Wild last season.
Jul 5 - 11:12 AM

Jeff Tambellini signed a one-year two way contract with the Tampa Bay Lightning.

The 31-year-old hasn't played in the NHL since the 2010-11 season. He played in the Swiss and Swedish leagues in 2014-15. He will likely serve as nothing more than organizational depth with Tampa Bay.
Jul 5 - 11:08 AM

Joel Armia said he was surprised to be traded by the Buffalo Sabres last season.

Armia was part of the trade that saw Evander Kane go to Buffalo. "Of course it was probably hard for me," the 22-year-old from Pori, Finland said Saturday. "A little bit harder because it was my first trade and that doesn’t happen in Europe a lot." The 22-year-old has had a disappointing career in North America so far. He only managed to score 12 goals and 33 points in the AHL last season.
Jul 5 - 11:01 AM

Lightning prospect Matthew Peca said he is looking to improve his game.

"I’m trying to improve my game, on and off the ice, get as strong as I can," Peca said. "It’s obviously a big jump when you are going up against men at the pro level compared to college. I want to get stronger on pucks, and honestly, it’s the same thing every year where you are growing as a player. Now I’m going into playing professionally, so it’s a little different game. So just study that a little more than the college game." The 22-year-old was selected in the 7th round of the 2011 draft. He just finished up his career at Quinnipiac University.
Jul 5 - 10:50 AM

Red Wings' prospect Evgeni Svechnikov isn't sure when he will be able to make his NHL debut.

The 18-year-old was selected by Detroit with the 19th pick in last month's Entry Draft. He has a lot of upside but many have hinted at the fact that he is several years away from contributing at the NHL level. "That's just people saying that (about being ready for the NHL), everybody has the chance," Svechnikov said. "I have a big chance and I want to be there (in the NHL), but I don't know how soon (it can be). I just have to keep going and we'll see what happens."
Jul 5 - 10:41 AM

The Ottawa Senators hired Andre Tourigny as an assistant coach.

Tourigny spent the last two years as an assistant to Patrick Roy in Colorado. He will handle the power play and forward lines."The last two years I had a chance to work on the PK, so I studied all the power plays around the league and know what's maybe a little bit tougher to defend at some point," said the 41-year-old. "I'm looking forward to talk with the players here, talk with our power play guys and figure it out, what we will do to be on top." Tourigny and current head coach Dave Cameron worked together at the World Junior Championships for Canada.
Source: Ottawa Sun
Jul 5 - 10:28 AM

Matt Puempel still isn't fully recovered from the high ankle sprain he suffered last season.

The 22-year-old played in 13 games with the Sens last year, and there's a realistic chance he will start the season with the big club if he's healthy. Puempel is taking part in the Senators' development camp, but he won't be participating in contact drills.
Jul 5 - 10:24 AM

Senators' prospect Andreas Englund said wants to get to the NHL as fast as he can.

The 19-year-old was Ottawa's second round pick, 40th overall, in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft. He spent last season with Djurgardens in the Swedish League, where he registered two goals and five points in 49 games. "I want to get here as quickly as possible, but I want to be ready when I get here. I’m coming off my first year with the top league in Sweden. Everything is faster, the guys are stronger than in the second league. I now know what’s ahead of me." He will be returning to Sweden for the 2015-16 season.
Jul 5 - 10:19 AM

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