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Michal Rozsival has inked a one-year extension with the Chicago Blackhawks.

Rozsival had a goal and 13 points in 51 contests last season. Per general fanager, he's set to earn $600K in 2016-17, which is the same as his 2015-16 salary.
Jun 30 - 2:00 PM

Brandon Mashinter has inked a one-year contract with the Chicago Blackhawks.

Mashinter will make $575K in 2016-17, according to general fanager, and it's a one-way contract as opposed to his previous two-year, two-way agreement. He had four goals and five points in 41 contests last season.
Jun 30 - 1:58 PM

Eric Nystrom went unclaimed on waivers.

Nashville will now buy out his contract. He had seven goals and no assists in 46 contests last season.
Jun 30 - 12:57 PM

Mason Raymond has successfully cleared waivers.

That allows Calgary to complete the buyout process. Raymond had just four goals and five points in 29 contests in 2015-16.
Jun 30 - 12:56 PM

Barret Jackman will be bought out by Nashville.

The Predators have placed Jackman on waivers to start that process. This will clear up about $1.3 million in cap space for 2016-17, but in 2017-18 the Predators will have a cap penalty of roughly $667K.
Jun 30 - 12:54 PM

The Los Angeles Kings have waived Matt Greene.

That sets the stage for Matt Greene to be bought out. It will save the Kings about $1.7 million for each of the next two seasons, but then cost Los Angeles about $833K in the two campaigns that follow. Greene was limited to just three games in 2016-17.
Jun 30 - 12:52 PM

Dennis Seidenberg has been placed on waivers for the purpose of being bought out.

Seidenberg had a full no-trade clause and wanted to remain with the Bruins, but it seems they had other plans. The 34-year-old defenseman had a goal and 12 points in 61 games last season. He still might bounce back, so he could be a good value pickup for another club. From a cap perspective, Boston will save about $2.8 million in 2016-17 and $1.8 million in 2017-18, but they'll have a penalty of about $1.2 million in each of the two seasons that follow.
Jun 30 - 12:49 PM

The Columbus Blue Jackets plan on buying out Jared Boll.

To do that, Boll has been placed on waivers. "Over the past 10 years, Jared Boll has been an impact player for the Columbus Blue Jackets on the ice and one of our best ambassadors in the community and for that we are extremely thankful," said Blue Jackets GM Jarmo Kekalainen. "Everyone here has great respect and affection for Jared and wish him well. This decision was a difficult one, but one that we believe is in the best interest of our club at this time." This will save Columbus about $1.1 million in cap space in 2016-17, but cost them a little over $566K in 2017-18.
Jun 30 - 12:46 PM

Matt Carle has been placed on waivers.

The next step for the Lightning will be to buy out the final two seasons of his six-year, $33 million contract. They will save roughly $3.7 million in cap space for each of the next two seasons, but then have a roughly $1.8 million cap penalty for the two seasons that follow.
Jun 30 - 12:43 PM

The Edmonton Oilers have placed Lauri Korpikoski on waivers.

Assuming Korpikoski goes unclaimed, the Oilers will buy him out. This will save them $2 million in cap space in 2016-17, but cost them $1 million in 2017-18. He had 10 goals and 22 points in 71 contests.
Jun 30 - 12:41 PM

Steven Stamkos' newly signed deal with the Tampa Bay Lightning is an eight-year, $68 million contract.

In other words, Stamkos will come with a $8.5 million annual cap hit moving forward, up from $7.5 million annually during his previous five-year deal. It's almost certainly less than Stamkos could have gotten on the open market, but by leaving some money on the table, Stamkos has made it easier for the Lightning to maintain its current core. The deal was made official on Wednesday night after reports of it surfaced earlier in the day. Tampa Bay will need to deal with Tyler Johnson, Jonathan Drouin, and Ondrej Palat becoming RFAs next summer while Victor Hedman is eligible to become an unrestricted free agent in 2017.
Jun 30 - 10:15 AM

Francis Perron is hoping to bulk up over the summer.

"It’s a big summer of training for me, to put on some weight," said Perron. "I want to be 175 pounds for main training camp. Right now, I’m at 163 or 162. For sure, I lost five or six pounds in the last two months of the season. It was a lot of hockey, but it’s part of it. You have to pay a price when you go that far." Perron and the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies' made it to the 2016 Memorial Cup. He had 41 goals and 108 points in 62 QMJHL contests during the regular season. He's projected to start the 2016-17 campaign in the AHL.
Source: Ottawa Sun
Jun 30 - 10:06 AM

The Minnesota Wild have expressed interest in Eric Staal.

"There’s mutual interest and consideration that there is a fit with Minnesota," Staal's agent, Rick Curran, said. "We’ve had conversation and I would also suggest Eric was extremely impressed." Staal is scheduled to be an unrestricted free agent on July 1. He's coming off of a campaign where he had just 13 goals and 39 points in 83 games between Carolina and the Rangers. He might still rebound, but if a team signs him to a long-term contract, they'll be taking a considerable risk.
Source: StarTribune
Jun 30 - 9:56 AM

Connor McDavid was shocked to hear that Taylor Hall had been traded.

Hall had taken McDavid under his wing and the emerging star lived under Hall's roof last season. "I want to express thanks for all that he’s done for me because he’s done so much," McDavid said. "I’ll never really know how I can repay him, or if I’ll ever be able to, for what he’s done for me this year. He’s a guy who took me under his wing right away. It’s hard to explain how much that means to me." With Taylor Hall gone, the Oilers could be looking for McDavid to take on more of a leadership role despite his age. That said, the Oilers could be adding veterans to fill that leadership void. In particular, there's a lot of speculation that the Oilers will sign Milan Lucic.
Jun 30 - 9:06 AM

Adam Larsson is excited to be a member of the Edmonton Oilers.

Prior to coming to New Jersey, Larsson was seen as a blueliner that had a lot of offensive potential. The Devils pushed Larsson into being more of a defensive-minded defenseman and while that's helped his game, he's hoping to grow offensively now that he's in Edmonton. "I feel I’m a good fit for that team," Larsson said of the Oilers.
Jun 30 - 9:02 AM


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