Derick Brassard C NYR 21 hours ago
Brassard underwent wrist surgery last week, Andrew Gross of the Record reports.
The procedure, which was done to repair an extensor tendon, involves a four-to-six week recovery, so the Rangers expect Brassard -- who notched 60 points in 80 games this past season -- to be available for the start of training camp.
Brian Gibbons LW CLS 21 hours ago
Gibbons signed a one-year contract with the Rangers on Wednesday.
Gibbons split his season roughly evenly between AHL Springfield and the Blue Jackets in 2014-15, playing in 26 games at the former and 25 at the latter. He likely wouldn't have seen as much frequent action with the Blue Jackets had the team not dealt with an array of injuries, so it could be tougher to him to break through the deep Rangers forward ranks.
Taylor Fedun D SAN 21 hours ago
Fedun signed a one-year deal with the Canucks on Wednesday, Jim Jamieson of The Province reports.
Fedun was essentially signed for injury insurance on the defensive line for Vancouver and is expected to spend most of the season in the minors. He hasn't had much experience in the NHL, as he has recorded six points in just 11 career games with the Sharks and Oilers, but he did record 34 points in 65 games in the AHL last season.
Jayson Megna C PIT 21 hours ago
Megna signed a contract with the Rangers on Wednesday.
The 25-year-old Megna is likely just a minor-league depth piece for the Rangers. He appeared in 12 games for the Penguins in 2014-15 but spent most of his time with their AHL affiliate in Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, posting 26 goals and 39 points in 63 games. Expect him to open the coming season at AHL Hartford.
Brad Richards C CHI 22 hours ago
The Red Wings signed Richards to a one-year, $3 million deal Wednesday, TSN.ca reports.
The 35-year-old pivot scored 12 goals and added 25 assists in 76 games in his only season with the Blackhawks. He ended up leaving town with another Stanley Cup ring and will now look to continue his positive momentum with Detroit, where he could settle into a top-six role, especially considering Pavel Datsyuk's current health status.
Mark Arcobello RW PHO 22 hours ago
Arcobello signed a one-year, $1.1 million contract with the Maple Leafs on Wednesday, The Hockey News reports.
Arcobello will join his fifth franchise in less than a calendar year after he spent the 2014-15 campaign with the Oilers, Predators, Penguins, and Coyotes. The diminutive forward's cheap, one-year contract could make him vulnerable to being traded again during the coming season, but for the time being, he'll be a candidate to skate on the Leafs' second or third line. Through all his stops last season, Arcobello netted 17 goals and set up 14 others in 77 games.
Sena Acolatse D CGY 22 hours ago
Acolatse signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Panthers on Wednesday, Harvey Fialkov of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.
Acolatse wasn't tendered a qualifying offer by the Flames earlier this week after he recorded 19 points in 38 games with AHL Adirondack last season. The 24-year-old will serve as a minor-league depth body for the Panthers.
Richard Panik RW TOR 22 hours ago
The Maple Leafs signed Panik to a one-year contract on Wednesday, NHL.com reports.
Panik, who notched 17 points in 76 games with the Maple Leafs after he was claimed off waivers from the Lightning this past October, will reprise his role as a depth forward for Toronto, an assignment that carries modest fantasy upside.
Mike McKenna G PHO 22 hours ago
McKenna signed a two-year, two-way contract with the Panthers on Wednesday, Harvey Fialkov of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.
McKenna is expected to enter the upcoming season as No. 3 on the Panthers' organizational depth chart behind Roberto Luongo and Al Montoya. The 32-year-old made one appearance in the NHL with the Coyotes last season, but otherwise spent his time at AHL Portland, going 27-18-6 with a 2.24 GAA and .926 save percentage in 52 games at AHL Portland.
Brent Regner D STL 22 hours ago
Regner signed a two-year, two-way contract with the Panthers on Wednesday.
Regner skated with AHL Chicago in the Blues' organization last season, registered six goals and 23 assists across 71 games. The 26-year-old has yet to make his NHL debut and isn't much of a prospect at this point.