Eric Selleck LW PHO 8 Days
Selleck signed a minor-league contract with AHL Portland on Tuesday, TheAHL.com reports.
Selleck, 26, is a longtime AHL vet who offers much physicality on the checking line. He's totaled at least 160 penalty minutes in each of his last four seasons in the minors, but won't have great odds of earning a promotion to Arizona at any point.
Clarke MacArthur LW OTT 8 Days
MacArthur inked a five-year, $23.25 million extension with the Senators on Tuesday, Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun reports.
MacArthur was already under contract for $3.25 million for this season, so the new five year deal won't kick in until 2015-16, keeping him under team control through the end of the 2019-20 campaign. The 29-year-old scored a career-best 24 goals, 78 PIM and a plus-12 rating in his first season in Ottawa, and will be counted on to fill a top-line role long-term on the left wing.
Steve Mason G PHI 9 Days
Mason (finger) returned to the ice Monday for the first time since breaking his finger three weeks ago, Frank Seravalli of the Philadelphia Daily News reports.
With training camp still a month away, the expectation is that Mason will be healthy enough by that time to participate in full activities. After having to fight for his job as the No. 1 goalie a season ago, Mason will be the team's unquestioned top option between the pipes after going 33-18-7 with a 2.50 GAA and .917 save percentage in 2013-14.
Mark Borowiecki D OTT 9 Days
Borowiecki and the Senators agreed to terms on a three-year, $3.3 million contract Monday, Ken Warren of the Ottawa Citizen reports.
Borowiecki was already set to enter the upcoming season with a guaranteed NHL contract for the first time in his career, so the extension just give him some more long-term security with the Senators. The 25-year-old hasn't shown much of a knack for scoring with the Senators or at AHL Binghamton over the last several seasons, but with regular playing time, he could rank among the league's PIM leaders on the blue line.
Michael Leighton G CHI 9 Days
Leighton signed a one-year contract with the Blackhawks on Monday, NHL.com's Dan Rosen reports.
Leighton will most likely start the season in the AHL with Corey Crawford and Antti Raanta already on the depth chart for the Blackhawks. He will provide the team with depth at the position, however, and could find his way to the team if either netminder goes down with an injury.
Ryan Malone LW TB 10 Days
Malone was "baffled" when officers found cocaine in his back pocket when they pulled him over in April, reports the Tampa Bay Times. "I asked where it came from," officer Andrew Visser wrote in his report. "And he said he was just shocked."
Malone's next court date is August 19 and he could work out a plea on the DUI and possession charges. He says he has no idea where the cocaine came from because he had worn the same pants for three days. He's an unrestricted free agent and his agent Mike Liut says a couple of teams have expressed interest in the winger. "I think he'll land somewhere," Liut said. "It's just a matter of where and when."
Daniel Alfredsson RW DET 10 Days
Alfredsson may not make a decision on returning to the NHL for 2014-15 until mid-September and could even come to training camp in Detroit on a tryout, according to Ian Mendes of TSN1200 Ottawa.
Alfie had 49 points in 68 games last season, but is 42 and on the downside of a glorious career. The Wings might actually be hoping he retires after Thomas Tatar and Gustav Nyquist stepped up late in the season and will press for more playing time this season.
David Clarkson RW TOR 10 Days
Clarkson is in Florida working out with Sidney Crosby, Matt Duchene and Nathan MacKinnon, all guided by trainer Matt Belfry, according to the New York Times.
The workouts have been likened to a hockey school of sorts, where players focus on fundamentals and individual skill work. Clarkson is clearly committed to doing whatever is needed to start again in Toronto, but we'll see how it translates into game action come September and October.
Sidney Crosby C PIT 10 Days
Crosby (wrist) is pleased with the the way his wrist has responded to treatment this summer, reports the New York Times. "It's good," said Crosby, who added, "You want to see how things progress throughout the summer once you start skating and get back to that regular routine. You want to see how it reacts, so I'm happy with the way it's gone."
Crosby is working out in Florida with several other NHLers under the direction of trainer Matt Belfry. He likened it to a "hockey school" because there's increased focus on fundamentals and individual skill work. And he hasn't looked out of place among the likes of John Tavares, Matt Duchene and Nathan MacKinnon. Great news for fantasy owners -- he should be on track to compete for both the Art Ross and Hart trophies again this year.
Alexander Burmistrov C WPG 10 Days
Burmistrov, who is playing in the KHL but remains under Jets' control, will "almost certainly return to (the) NHL," according to Igor Eronko of Sports.ru.
The young forward said "next summer will be defining" when he talked about returning to the NHL. He seemed to have issues with former Jets coach, Claude Noel, before he left for the KHL, but Noel is long gone, replaced by Paul Maurice. Burmistrov had 10 goals and 37 points with Ak-Bars of the KHL in 2013-14.