Kyle Okposo RW NYI 2 days ago

Okposo and the Islanders have begun talks on a new contract, according to Islanders Point Blank.

Adam Cracknell RW VAN 2 days ago

Cracknell signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Canucks on Tuesday.

Daniel Carcillo LW CHI 2 days ago

Carcillo told Kap and Haugh of WGN Radio on Wednesday that he's "about 98 percent ready to move on" from professional hockey.

Nicklas Backstrom C WSH 2 days ago

Backstrom (hip) relayed to a Swedish newspaper that he's not confident he'll be ready to play in the Capitals' Oct. 10 season opener against the Devils, Yahoo! Sports reports. "[Surgery] has gone well and I hope it stays that way," Backstrom said. "[But] I don't know if I will be able to play right away when the season starts."

Dmitry Orlov D WSH 2 days ago

Orlov is a candidate to open the season as a regular member of the Capitals' third defensive pairing.

Mark Giordano D CGY 3 days ago

Calgary Flames defenseman Mark Giordano signed a six-year contract extension Tuesday, according to NHL.com. Giordano has been the team captain since 2013 and scored 11 goals and 48 points in 61 games last season before suffering a biceps injury.

Christian Ehrhoff D LA 5 days ago1 Comment

Free-agent defenseman Christian Ehrhoff signed a one-year, $1.5 million contract with the Los Angeles Kings on Sunday, according to the Orange County Register. Ehrhoff, who made $4.5 million with the Pittsburgh Penguins last season, appeared in only 49 games due to injury.

Mats Zuccarello LW NYR 1 week ago1 Comment

New York Rangers right winger Mats Zuccarello has been declared fully healthy after suffering a brain contusion during the playoffs last season, according to NHL.com. Zuccarello was struck in the head by a Ryan McDonagh slap shot in Game 5 of a first-round series against the Pittsburgh Penguins, but it appears as though he will be a full participant in training camp.

Daniel Briere RW COL 2 weeks ago

Daniel Briere announced his retirement from the NHL on Monday, according to the Canadian Press. Briere had 307 goals and 389 assists in his 17-year NHL career split between the Philadelphia Flyers, Phoenix Coyotes, Buffalo Sabres, Colorado Avalanche and Montreal Canadiens.

Mike Santorelli C ANA 2 weeks ago

Forward Mike Santorelli signed a one-year, $875,000 contract with the Anaheim Ducks on Monday, according to the team's official website. Santorelli had 33 points in 79 games last season for the Nashville Predators and Toronto Maple Leafs.