The Capitals have agreed to terms with Evgeny Kuznetsov on a two-year entry-level contract.
The wait is over Capitals fans. After picking Kuznetsov 26th overall in the 2010 NHL draft, they have finally got him to North America. The 21-year-old had eight goals and 13 assists (21 points) in 31 games in the KHL this season. He is high-energy, highly-skilled prospect that can make an early impact if he adjusts well to the NHL game. He will practice with the Capitals on Sunday and likely play on Monday.
The Jets have signed Mark Stuart to a four-year, $10.5 millions US contract extension.
There were reports that the Jets were shopping the pending unrestricted free agent, but they decided to sign the rugged defenseman through the 2017-18 season. He is not an offensive, fantasy producer, but he is a strong defensive defenseman the Jets will be happy to have for the next four years.
The Senators have re-signed Chris Phillips to a two-year, $5M deal.
Phillips was the first overall pick in the 1996 NHL Entry Draft and he has spent his entire 16-year NHL career with the Senators. At 35-years-old he is not the defenseman he used to be, but is a good leader and serviceable NHL defenseman. There was interest from other teams, but this deal gives him a no-trade clause and keeps him in Ottawa for another two seasons. He has one goal, 12 assists and a minus-5 rating in 52 games with the Senators this season.
The Hurricanes have signed Khudobin to a two-year, $4.5 million US deal.
The Hurricanes were exploring the option of trading on of their three goalies, but with this signing it will come down to Cam Ward or Justin Peters. Khudobin has been great in his first season in Carolina and this contract shows that. He is expected to get the nod tonight in San Jose.
The Panthers have agreed to a two-year, $2.625 million US AAV deal with Brad Boyes.
Boyes' name had been dangled out there on the trade market if the Panthers were unable to re-sign him, but this deal keeps him in Florida for the next two seasons. He has 17 goals and 11 assists (28 points) in 59 games this season.
The Oilers have signed Scrivens to a two-year, $4.6 million US contract extension.
The Oilers acquired Scrivens from the Los Angeles Kings on Jan. 15 for a third-round pick in the 2014 NHL Draft. Since coming to Edmonton, Scrivens has posted a 3-4-0 record with a 2.15 goals-against average and a .940 save percentage. He was scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent after the 2013-14 season.
The Blackhawks have signed forward Brandon Bollig to a three-year contract extension.
Bollig will make an average of $1.25 millions US per year. Bollig has been a big part of Chicago's fourth line this year. He has dressed for all 62 games this season, scoring six goals, with six assists, a plus-2 rating and 69 PIMs. His fourth-line role has limited him to 10:05 TOI per game, but that is an effective 10 minutes that evidently the Blackhawks want to keep around through the 2016-17 season.
The Rangers have signed defenseman Dan Girardi to a six-year, $33 million US extension.
There were rumours swirling around Girardi and possibly being dealt before the trade deadline. Girardi has tallied four goals and 13 assists (17 points) with a plus-4 rating in 60 games this season. Girardi's extension carries an AAV of $5.5 million US.
The Flames have signed defenseman Kris Russell to a two-year extension worth $2.26 million per year.
Russell missed close to a month with a knee injury earlier in the year. He returned on January 20 and has recorded four assists in eight games since returning. He has totalled 20 points (4G / 16A) in 43 games this season.
The Avalanche have signed Semyon Varlamov to a five-year contract extension worth $29.5 million (AAV of $5.9 M a year).
Varlamov has posted a 26-9-5 record with a 2.43 GAA, .925 SV% and one shutout in 42 games (39 starts) this season. Varlamov has already tied his career high with 26 wins, equaling his total from his first season with Colorado (2011-12). Varly is tied for third among NHL goaltenders in wins, ranks second in saves (1,199), third in shots faced (1,296), sixth in games (42-tied) and eighth in SV% (.925).
The Stars have signed forward Ryan Garbutt to a three-year contract extension.
Garbutt, 28, has posted a career-high 18 points (10G / 8A) in 46 games for Dallas this season. Amongst team leaders, he is third in hits (81), fourth in shots (105), and sixth in both goals (10) and plus/minus rating (+4).
The Sharks have signed Joe Thornton to a three-year contract extension with an annual cap-hit of $6.75 million US.
Thornton currently leads the NHL with 47 assists to go along with six goals (53 points) in 51 games. Thornton is in his seventh season with the Sharks, he has totalled 1171 points (337G / 834A) in 1175 career NHL games with the Sharks and the Bruins.
The Sharks have signed Patrick Marleau to a three-year contract extension with an annual cap-hit of $6.66 million US.
Marleau has 21 goals and 26 assists (47 points) in 51 games this season with the Sharks. Marleau is currently in his 16th season with the Sharks, he has 908 points (425G / 483A) in 1215 career NHL games (all with SJ).
The Flames signed centre Matt Stajan to a four-year, $12.5-million US contract on Tuesday.
Stajan has seven goals and 10 assists in 41 games this season. The 30-year-old centre from Mississauga, Ont., made his debut in 2002 with the Toronto Maple Leafs before being traded to Calgary in 2010. Stajan has 116 goals and 212 assists in 693 career games.