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Jason Zucker has signed a two-year contract with Minnesota worth $4 million.

He will earn $2 million in 2016-17 and 2017-18. Zucker was a disappointment last season when he posted 13 goals and 23 points in 71 games. More was expected from him after he tallied 21 markers in 51 appearances during the 2014-15 campaign.
Jun 29 - 1:35 PM

Fedor Tyutin has been bought out of the final two years of his contract by the Columbus Blue Jackets.

"Fedor Tyutin is a pro in every sense of the word and has been an important player for the Columbus Blue Jackets for many years, but this decision is a result of the current depth on our blue line and to add some financial flexibility for our club moving forward," said GM Jarmo Kekalainen. "I want to thank Fedor for his many contributions and wish he, his wife, Sarah, and their family all the best moving forward." His buyout will save the Blue Jackets $3,291,667 in 2016-17. Tyutin is now an unrestricted free agent.
Jun 29 - 1:28 PM

Brad Stuart has cleared waivers, so the Avalanche will proceed with his buyout.

He was limited to just six appearances in 2015-16 because of a back injury. The Avalanche won't get rid of his $3.6 million cap hit for next season because of his age. However, it will save Colorado $1.2 million in cash and give the team a spot back on the 50-contract limit.
Jun 29 - 1:15 PM

Eric Nystrom has been put on buyout waivers.

Nashville wanted to trade Nystrom rather than use a buyout on him, but they were unsuccessful in that quest. He potted seven goals in 46 games with the Predators last campaign.
Jun 29 - 1:05 PM

Mason Raymond has been placed on waivers by Calgary with the intent to buyout the rest of his contract.

His buyout would save the Flames $2.1 million next season and it would result in a $1,050,000 cap hit in 2016-17 and 2017-18, according to generalfanager.com. Raymond split time between the Flames and the Stockton Heat of the AHL last year. In 29 NHL contests, he posted four goals and one assist.
Jun 29 - 1:01 PM

Andrew Ladd has a number of teams interested with free agency set to begin on Friday.

The New York Islanders, Nashville, Tampa Bay and Montreal have expressed their intent to get him signed. Ladd wants a crack at a Stanley Cup and that will factor into his decision making when he hits the open market.
Jun 29 - 12:55 PM

St. Louis has signed Jordan Caron to a one-year, two-way deal.

He generated 17 goals and 19 assists in 70 games with Chicago of the AHL last season. Caron also appeared in four matches with the Blues.
Jun 29 - 12:45 PM

Tyler Graovac will be a restricted free agent on Friday.

The Wild appear to be close to signing him to a new deal. Graovac registered five goals and 16 points in 39 AHL games last year. He didn't have a point in two outings with Minnesota.
Jun 29 - 10:47 AM

Minnesota is reportedly working on a bridge contract with Jason Zucker.

The two sides are apparently getting close to a new deal for the pending restricted free agent, which would avoid salary arbitration. Zucker, who could end up getting a two-year deal, produced 13 goals and 23 points in 71 games with the Wild last season.
Jun 29 - 10:41 AM

Seth Jones has inked a six-year contract with Columbus worth $32.4 million.

The 21-year-old defenseman's new deal has an annual average value of $5.4 million. Jones registered 20 points in 41 games with the Blue Jackets after he was acquired from Nashville in the Ryan Johansen trade.
Jun 29 - 10:34 AM

The Panthers don't plan to move Nick Bjugstad.

There were reports a couple of weeks ago that trade possibilities were being considered, but it doesn't appear as though he is going anywhere. Bjugstad struggled with injuries last year and recorded just 34 points in 67 games. He will look to get back on track in 2016-17.
Jun 29 - 10:30 AM

Columbus is reportedly close to signing an extension with Seth Jones, according to a source.

Cap space is tight for the Blue Jackets, but locking up the young defenseman is a top priority for the team. Jones was acquired from Nashville in the Ryan Johansen trade last season.
Jun 29 - 10:22 AM

There was nothing new to report on the Steven Stamkos front, according to Tampa Bay GM Steve Yzerman.

Tampa Bay is the only team that can offer Stamkos an eight-year deal before Friday, so a sign and trade remains a possibility if the Lightning know for sure that he will be leaving. It would allow Tampa Bay to get something (a pick, a prospect or a combination of the two) rather than lose him for nothing. However, the door likely hasn't been closed on him returning to the Bolts yet even though he is listening to other teams.
Jun 29 - 10:12 AM

Pavel Buchnevich is expected to compete for a roster spot with the Rangers at training camp.

He will get a chance to land a spot on one of the team's top-two lines. "I think not quite a goal scorer but I'm a thinking player, a cerebral player," said Buchnevich when he was asked to describe his game. "A playmaker." Director of player personnel Gordie Clark loves the accuracy of Buchnevich's shot, though.
Jun 29 - 9:20 AM

Filip Hronek was selected by the Saginaw Spirit in Tuesday's CHL Import Draft.

He was selected with the 14th overall pick just three days after he was chosen 53rd overall by Detroit in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft. "To get him over on a North American rink, on the smaller ice surface, will be very beneficial," Red Wings assistant GM Ryan Martin said. "He's a good skater and he moves the puck well, but on a smaller ice surface, the timing is different. So this will be really beneficial for his development as he prepares to turn pro."
Jun 29 - 9:06 AM


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