Joakim Nordstrom's recently inked one-year deal with the Chicago Blackhawks is a two-way agreement.
Nordstrom will come with a $605,000 annual cap hit at the NHL level. When he's playing in the minors though, he'll earn $67,500 annually. He isn't projected to have any fantasy value in standard leagues in 2015-16.
The Winnipeg Jets have reportedly invited Thomas Raffl to training camp on a tryout basis.
Raffl has spent nine straight seasons in Europe and the last five with Austria's Salzburg EC. He's excelled in that league with 26 goals and 53 points in 52 games last season. He's 29 years old and the older brother of Philadelphia's Michael Raffl.
Antti Raanta is disputing a report from Finland's Ilta-Sanomat that claimed he wanted the Chicago Blackhawks to lose in the 2015 playoffs.
Raanta was still a member of the Blackhawks at the time, but had lost the backup job. "I have never said anything like that," Raanta insists. He added that he's not the type of person to root against his own team. Raanta was traded to the New York Rangers this summer.
Joakim Nordstrom has inked a one-year deal with the Chicago Blackhawks.
Nordstrom was a restricted free agent after completing his entry-level contract. He had three assists in 38 games with Chicago in 2014-15.
Dmitry Orlov (wrist surgery) feels fine going into training camp.
Orlov was limited to a three-game AHL conditioning stint last season as he didn't play at all with the Washington Capitals. At this point though, he has fully recovered from his injury and will be going into the preseason with an opportunity to secure a role on the team's third defensive pairing.
A report from Finland's Ilta-Sanomat has Antti Raanta quoted as saying that he was rooting for the Nashville Predators to sweep the Chicago Blackhawks in the first round.
Raanta was still a member of the Blackhawks at the time, but he had lost his place as the team's backup to Scott Darling. Chicago dealt Raanta to the New York Rangers to serve as New York's number two netminder.
Bryce Salvador has announced that he is ending his playing career.
Salvador will continue to work with the Devils as well as other hockey organizations in New Jersey in the hopes of being "an example for young players and spread access to the game for everyone." The 39-year-old defenseman had 24 goals and 110 points in 786 career games with the St. Louis Blues and New Jersey Devils. Along the way he was a major contributor in the Devils' 2012 run to the Stanley Cup Final as he recorded 14 points in 24 playoff contests and averaged 22:24 minutes per game.
Bryce Salvador is likely to announce his retirement this week.
"We'll probably have some news later in the week on Bryce and we'll kind of see what direction he is going," Devils GM Ray Shero said. "I don't anticipate this will be a situation that's ongoing for a lot longer one way or the other. I anticipate that relatively soon there will be some sort of information." Salvador has spent the summer as an unrestricted free agent and the Devils are unlikely to re-sign him. It is possible that they would offer him a professional tryout though. Of course, that would be assuming that he has recovered from the back injury that limited him to 15 games last season. He's 39 years old.