Marc-Andre Gragnani D CAR 1 month ago

Gragnani signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Devils on Friday, Tom Gulitti of The Record reports.

Gragnani returns to North America after spending the last two seasons in Europe, most recently with Bern of the Swiss Elite League. He led all defensemen in the league with 37 points in 49 games, which was good enough to earn him another look from an NHL club. The 28-year-old previously appeared in 74 NHL contests with the Sabres, Canucks, and Hurricanes, but will likely have to bide his time at AHL Albany before a role with the Devils comes to fruition.

Marc-Andre Gragnani D CAR 2 years ago

Marc-Andre Gragnani has signed on to play with HC Lev in the KHL.

He dressed in 42 games with Carolina's AHL affiliate in Charlotte and one contest with the Hurricanes in 2012-13.

Marc-Andre Gragnani D CAR 2 years ago

Marc-Andre Gragnani has been returned to the AHL.

He played Tuesday against Washington in his breif stint with the Hurricanes, but was returned to the minors Wednesday afternoon.

Marc-Andre Gragnani D CAR 2 years ago

Marc-Andre Gragnani has been summoned by the Carolina Hurricanes.

Gragnani has 21 points and 19 penalty minutes in 33 AHL games in 2012-13. He might make his NHL season debut on Tuesday.

Marc-Andre Gragnani D CAR 3 years ago

Defenseman Marc-Andre Gragnani scored a goal for Charlotte in a 2-1 victory over San Antonio Sunday.

Gragnani is a highly skilled, offensive-minded blueliner that has seen his share of time in the NHL, but his defensive game leaves something to be desired. He has recorded an impressive 14 points in 20 games this season.

Marc-Andre Gragnani D CAR 3 years ago

Marc-Andre Gragnani was an assist-machine with four in Charlotte's 6-4 win over Grand Rapids on Friday night.

Production at the AHL level has never been a problem for Gragnani. He has eight points (all helpers) in six games. Over 73 NHL games, the 25-year-old has 18 points. He needs to start translating his AHL success over to where it really counts.

Marc-Andre Gragnani D CAR 3 years ago

Marc-Andr‚ Gragnani is looking for a fresh start after a solid training regimen this summer in the Montr‚al, Qu‚bec area.

Gragnani skated in organized games with Vancouver forward Maxime Lapierre every Friday and even developped a certain chemistry with Tony Mel on the one-timers during these scrimmages. Gragnani had a few moments with the Sabres in 2011, but has fallen off the fantasy radar ever since. He still however could have some fantasy value left in the tank and will start the season with the Charlotte Checkers of the American Hockey League.

Marc-Andre Gragnani D CAR 3 years ago

The Hurricanes placed Marc-Andre Gragnani on waivers.

The defenseman recently inked a one-year, two-way deal after notching 15 points in 58 games last year.

Marc-Andre Gragnani D CAR 3 years ago

Marc-Andre Gragnani has agreed to a one-year, two-way contract with the Carolina Hurricanes.

Gragnani will earn $105,000 at the AHL level, but that will balloon to $800,000 annually in the NHL. Gragnani didn't receive a qualifying offer from the Vancouver Canucks after he scored two goals and 15 points in 58 games last season.

Marc-Andre Gragnani D CAR 3 years ago

Marc-Andre Gragnani didn't receive a qualifying offer from the Canucks on Monday.

The defenseman played in 14 games (but didn't crack the playoff lineup) after being acquired with Zack Kassian in the deal that sent Cody Hodgson to the Sabres. Gragnani has played in 80 career NHL games, just one game shy of the minimum needed for players 25 and older with three years of pro experience to automatically become an unrestricted free agent. Gragnani had 15 points on the year, earning $550,000.