Jeff Tambellini LW VAN 27 minutes ago
Tambellini signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Lightning on Sunday.
Tambellini spent the past five seasons playing in Switzerland, but has decided to attempt a comeback at the age of 31. He's played in 242 career NHL games, tallying 63 points and 27 goals. In his 2010-11 season with the Canucks, Tambellini recorded 113 hits, also posting nine goals and eight assists with the club over 62 games. He'll attempt to make the roster out of training camp, but could end up in the minors if he doesn't make the cut.
Dan Ellis G FLA 1 day ago
Ellis signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Capitals on Saturday, Alex Prewitt of The Washington Post reports.
The 35-year-old will provide Washington with additional goaltender depth at the AHL level, but likely won't get asked to make many NHL starts in 2015-16, as he'll probably slot in as the Caps' fourth string goaltender behind Braden Holtby, Philipp Grubauer, and Justin Peters. However, Ellis was solid when called upon by the Panthers last season, going 4-3-1 with a 2.35 GAA and a .914 save percentage in eight games with Florida.
Jamie McBain D LA 1 day ago
McBain re-signed Friday with the Kings on a one-year, two-way contract, Lisa Dillman of the Los Angeles Times reports.
With Slava Voynov's status uncertain for 2015-16 following his jailing for domestic violence as well as an Achilles injury, McBain could have a shot at settling into a regular role on defense for the Kings. He provided better-than-expected results as a fill-in last season when injuries compromised the Kings' depth, contributing three goals and nine points in 26 games while seeing limited ice time.
Derek Smith D CGY 1 day ago
Smith signed Friday with the Coyotes on a one-year, two-way contract.
Smith played in Switzerland last season for Zurich, recording five points and four PIM over 25 games. The 30-year-old will function as organizational defensive depth at AHL Portland.
Eric Selleck LW PHO 1 day ago
Selleck re-signed Friday with the Coyotes on a one-year, two-way contract.
Selleck will more than likely return to AHL Portland this season, after accruing eight goals and 23 points with them over 74 games in 2014-15. The 27-year-old isn't likely to be near the top of the list for the Coyotes as a potential forward call-up.
Cory Conacher LW VAN 1 day ago
Conacher signed a contract Thursday with SC Bern of the Swiss Elite League, David Pagnotta of TheFourthPeriod.com reports.
After flaming out with a number of NHL clubs over the last two seasons, Conacher will now try to recoup some value over in Europe. Conacher is still just 25 years old, so the door is hardly closed for a return to the NHL down the road.
Andrew Ebbett C PIT 1 day ago
Ebbett signed a contract Thursday with SC Bern of the Swiss Elite League, David Pagnotta of TheFourthPeriod.com reports.
Ebbett split his action between the Penguins and their AHL affiliate at Wilkes-Barre/Scranton last season. Seeing light minutes with the parent club, he finished with a goal and six points in 24 games, but scored at a point-per-game clip with the AHL club. He'll have a chance to shoulder a large offensive burden with Bern, and if he performs well enough, he could earn himself a one-way NHL deal if he elects to return to North America next season.
Cody Bass C CHI 1 day ago
Bass signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Predators on Saturday, Adam Vingan of The Tennessean reports.
Bass, who registered 14 points in 61 games with AHL Rockford in 2014-15, was signed by the Predators on Saturday in order to provide the team with some depth at forward at the AHL level in 2015-16. He will likely spend most of his time with AHL Milwaukee next season.
Andrew MacWilliam D TOR 1 day ago
MacWilliam signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Jets on Friday, Ken Wiebe of the Winnipeg Sun reports.
The Maple Leafs didn't tender MacWilliam a qualifying offer after he split time between AHL Toronto and the parent club last season, appearing in 12 games at the latter and recording no goals and two assists. The 25-year-old will provide the Jets with organizational defensive depth from the left side.
Ryan O'Reilly C COL 2 days ago
O'Reilly's contract extension with the Sabres will be for seven years and $52.5 million, Elliotte Friedman of Hockey Night in Canada reports.
The $7.5 million annual average value on the deal makes O'Reilly one of the game's highest-paid players. The Sabres and O'Reilly structured the contract in an atypical fashion, as the salary for each season is only $1 million, with the remainder of the money coming in the form of a signing bonus. It's a steep price to pay for Buffalo, but one they deemed necessary in order to continue their overhaul of one of the league's weakest forward corps.