The Rangers and defenseman Marc Staal have agreed to terms on a six-year contract extension.
Terms were not disclosed, but ESPN.com reported a six-year extension with average annual value of $5.7 million, a full no-trade clause in the first three years and a full-no movement clause. Staal, who would have been an unrestricted free agent on July 1, has two goals and six assists in 42 games this season. The No. 12 pick in the 2005 NHL Draft has 29 goals and 119 points in 503 regular-season games.
The Blue Jackets have announced that they have signed goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky to a four-year contract extension worth $29.7 million ($7.425 AAV).
Despite the Blue Jackets being extremely banged up all year long, Bobrovsky has managed to go 15-10-2 with a 2.75 GAA and .917 SV%. He is emerging as one of the NHL’s premier goaltenders and is now being paid like it. Bob was set to become a restricted free agent at the end of the season, but is now signed through the 2018-19 season.
The Panthers signed Nick Bjugstad to a six-year, $24.6 million extension.
Bjugstad has 21 points (13G / 8A) in 34 games this season. His 13 goals leads the Panthers and puts him on pace for 31 this season. He is miles ahead of his strong rookie campaign and should continue to get better. His six-year extension will see him in Florida through the 2020-21 season.
The Rangers signed Cam Talbot to a one-year, $1.45 million contract extension on Friday.
Talbot, 27, has gone 2-3-1 with a 2.34 GAA and .921 SV% as Henrik Lundqvist backup this season. Over two seasons with the Rangers, he is 14-9-2 with a 1.80 GAA and .936 SV%. He is signed with New York through the 2015-16 season.
The Ducks have signed Ilya Bryzgalov to a one-year deal.
With John Gibson and Jason LaBarbera out with injuries, the Ducks have brought Bryzgalov back to play with Frederik Andersen. Bryzgalov will go to Norfolk (AHL) on a conditioning stint before joining the Ducks.
The Blues have officially signed Martin Brodeur to a one-year contract.
Brodeur started practicing with the Blues last Friday and has obviously impressed enough to earn a one-year deal. Brodeur could get a start on the Blues current road-trip. The 42-year-old goaltender is one of the greatest in NHL history but it will be weird to see him in anything other than Red and Black. He went 19-14-6 with a 2.51 GAA, .901 SV% with three shutouts with the Devils last season. His contract is believed to have performance bonuses.
At this point there is no word on the length or the terms of the contract but it is believed to be a one-year deal. Gomez had been practicing with the Devils but was unsigned. With injuries to Adam Henrique and Travis Zajac the Devils inked the veteran centre late on Sunday. He is in the twilight of his career, but is expected to skate with Patrik Elias and Jaromir Jagr.
The Wild signed Marco Scandella to a five-year, $20 million contract extension on Saturday.
Scandella, 24, stands 6-foot-2 and weighs 217 pounds. Last year, he developed into a horse of a defensive defenseman, one GM Chuck Fletcher called maybe the team’s best Saturday. This year, he has matured into an offensive threat. He is tied for sixth among NHL defensemen with five goals, all of which are go-ahead goals.
The Canadiens signed Brendan Gallagher to a six-year, $22.5 million contract extension on Saturday.
Gallagher has recorded 12 points (5G / 7A), 67 shots on goal and 33 penalty minutes in 24 games this season. Gallagher, 22, has tallied 81 points (39 goals, 42 helpers) in 149 career regular-season games since his NHL debut in 2012-13. His new contract now carries an annual cap-hit of $3.75 million.
The Sharks have signed Ryan Lowe to a professional tryout agreement, and Lowe will be San Jose's emergency backup goalie for Wednesday's game against Calgary.
The Sharks were scrambling to find a backup for Antti Niemi after doctors determined Wednesday morning that Troy Grosenick could not play. Grosenick, who has started two games for the Sharks, suffered an upper body injury Tuesday during practice. Alex Stalock is still on injured reserve with a knee ailment. A San Jose State alum, Lowe, 31, last played professional hockey in 2013 for the Sydney Bears of the Australian Ice Hockey League, and was hired as a goalie coach for the Jr. Sharks in May.
The Stars have signed Spezza to a four-year contract extension worth $30 million ($7.5 AAV).
Spezza was set to become an unrestricted free agent at the end of the season. He was acquired from Ottawa in July and has recorded four goals and 14 assists (18 points) in 20 games this season. He was making an average annual salary of seven million during his current seven-year deal, so his new deal represents a $500K raise each season.
The Penguins have signed Marc-Andre Fleury to a four-year, $23 million contract extension.
Fleury was set to become an unrestricted free agent at the end of the season, but is now locked up through the 2018-19 season. Fleury is playing on a $5 million cap-hit this season, that will bump up to $5.75 million for the next four seasons. Fleury is 7-2-0 with a 1.89 GAA and .931 SV% in his first nine starts this season.
The Flyers have inked Carlo Colaiacovo to a two-way deal.
Colaiacovo's salary cap hit in St. Louis last season was $550,000 and it figures he probably got a similar deal with Philly. Colaiacovo will help bolster a banged up Flyers blueline, but he has a long history with injuries. He has had numerous injuries -- shoulder, wrist, knee, eye, facial, lower body all, since January 23, 2010, he’s missed 59 NHL games.
The Wild have signed Charlie Coyle to a five-year deal with $16 million ($3.2M AAV)
Coyle, 22, was set to become a restricted free agent in the offseason (per nhlnumbers.com) but is now signed through the 2020-21 season. The 6-foot-3, 221 lbs. winger has one goal and one assist through four games this season and was recently bumped up to the second line with Mikko Koivu and Thomas Vanek. This is his third full NHL season; he played 37 of 48 games in the lockout shortened season.
Flames officially announce a five-year, $23.25 million contract extension with T.J Brodie.
Brodie has come into his own in the last two years playing alongside Mark Giordano. The 24-year-old is an excellent skater with a great first pass and hard shot. On Sunday he scored his third goal of the season, which gives him seven points on the year and a six-game point streak. He was featured in our 'Fantasy Minute' and should be added if he is available in your league.