Nick Spaling LW PIT 8 Hrs
Nick Spaling has agreed to a two-year, $4.4 million contract with the Pittsburgh Penguins.
Spaling and the Penguins were on the brink of starting an arbitration hearing. The two sides ultimately decided to roughly split the difference between Spaling's $2.65 million request for 2014-15 and the Penguins' offer of $1.65 million. Pittsburgh acquired him from Nashville as part of the James Neal trade. Spaling had 13 goals and 32 points in 71 games in 2013-14.
Carey Price G MON 8 Hrs
Carey Price doesn't require surgery for the leg injury he sustained when Chris Kreider crashed into him during Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Final.
Price said he's doing okay, but he doesn't plan to start skating until mid-August. He had a 2.32 GAA and .927 save percentage in 59 games last season.
Darcy Kuemper G MIN 8 Hrs
The Minnesota Wild and restricted free agent Darcy Kuemper haven't talked much since July 5.
Kuemper didn't file for salary arbitration, which leaves the door open to him signing an offer sheet or holding out into training camp. "Darcy has great potential and played very well in stretches for us [last] season, but at the end of the day I think he's played around 30 games in the NHL," Wild GM Chuck Fletcher said. "Usually this isn't the time to fight for the big contract. We feel Darcy right now is trying to establish himself in the league, and once he does that it'll be a little simpler to come up with terms." It's worth noting that the Wild already have Niklas Backstrom and Josh Harding under contract. They obviously want to sign Kuemper too, but as long as at least one of Backstrom and Harding are healthy, the Wild can afford to wait Kuemper out, even if this drags into the regular season.
Robin Lehner G OTT 9 Hrs
Robin Lehner has agreed to a three-year, $6.675 million contract with the Ottawa Senators.
Lehner is coming off a bit of a rough season as he posted a 3.06 GAA and .913 save percentage. Nevertheless, the Senators have been betting on him to become the team's starting goaltender and that should happen sooner rather than later. He's got enough potential to make this contract look like a steal, but the Senators are taking a bit of a risk given his relative lack of NHL experience.
Martin Brodeur G NJ 20 Hrs
Although Martin Brodeur hasn't signed yet, it's still very unlikely that he would return to New Jersey as a player.
New Jersey Devils GM Lou Lamoriello said that the team and Brodeur have come to an understanding that they're both moving on. "It's a progression thing - that is Marty knowing what it is to be a No. 1 goaltender and to have that feeling and that's exactly what he feels Cory needs," Lamoriello said. "We feel the same way. We went through one year a different way. So, I think it's time to go forward, but never negate what Marty has brought nor was the door ever shut. It was a mutual understanding of what's best for both parties and Marty will always be a Devil." Brodeur will probably rejoin the Devils' organization in a front office capacity after he hangs up his skates.
Andy Greene D NJ 24 Hrs
Andy Greene's new contract with the Devils is a five-year, $25 million contract.
Greene still has one season left on his four-year, $12 million deal before his new agreement will take effect. He had 32 points in 82 games last season, making it the second time in the last four 82-game seasons that he's breached the 30-point mark.
Nick Spaling LW PIT 1 Day
Nick Spaling has filed request for an arbitrator to award him a $2.65 million contract for the 2014-15 campaign.
The Penguins are countering with a $1.65 million deal. Spaling and Pittsburgh will face the arbitrator on Thursday unless the two sides can agree to terms before then.
Andy Greene D NJ 1 Day
Andy Greene has agreed to a long-term deal with the New Jersey Devils.
The Devils didn't disclose the terms of the agreement. Greene had eight goals and 32 points in 82 games in 2013-14. Greene still has one year left on his previous deal, so he will come with a $3 million annual cap hit in 2014-15.
Teemu Selanne RW ANA 1 Day
Teemu Selanne's hockey career might not be over after all.
While Selanne won't be returning to the Anaheim Ducks for another season, he is reportedly entertaining the possibility of playing for Jokerit, a Finnish squad that will make its KHL debut in 2014-15. That would complete the circle of Selanne's hockey career as he got his start with Jokerit Helsinki back when they played in the Finnish league before breaking into the NHL.
Dwight King LW LA 1 Day
Dwight King's new deal with the Los Angeles Kings is worth $5.85 million.
In other words, King will come with a $1.95 million annual cap hit, which is a substantial increase from his previous annual salary of $750,000. The Kings don't have any restricted free agents left to sign and while they're close to the cap, they should be fine in that regard.