Jakub Jerabek D WSH 7 minutes ago
Jerabek signed a one-year contract with Edmonton on Monday.
Jerabek's addition to the Oilers is clearly the club response to losing Andrej Sekera (Achilles) until at least January. The 23-year-old Jerabek figures to compete with Kevin Gravel and Evan Bouchard for a spot in the third pairing. Even if he wins the job coming out of training camp, there is no guarantee he will still be in the lineup once Sekera is cleared to return.
Hunter Shinkaruk C CGY 1 hour ago
Shinkaruk penned a one-year, two-way contract with Montreal on Monday.
After bringing him in via trade Monday, the Habs quickly locked up Shinkaruk for another year. The winger figures to spend the bulk of the 2018-19 campaign in the minors with AHL Laval.
Hunter Shinkaruk C CGY 3 hours ago
Shinkaruk was brought in via trade by the Habs from the Flames in a swap for Kerby Rychel on Monday.
Shinkaruk -- who was drafted 24th overall in the 2013 NHL Draft by the Canucks -- has just 15 NHL games under his belt. In those limited appearances, the winger notched a pair of goals and two assists. The 23-year-old figures to spend the bulk of the 2018-19 campaign in the minors with AHL Laval, but could be called upon during the year if Montreal is bit by the injury bug.
Ty Smith D NJ 3 hours ago
Smith signed three-year, entry-level contract with New Jersey on Monday.
The 18-year-old defenseman, who was the 2018 17th overall pick in the 2018 NHL draft, is set add a unique offensive component to the Devils' blue line, and could make an impact in year one. Last season, Smith set career-highs with the Spokane Chiefs of the WHL, amassing 73 points (14 goals, 59 assists) in 69 games, while also notching a plus-44 rating.
Kerby Rychel LW MTL 3 hours ago
Rychel was acquired by the Flames from the Canadiens in exchange of Hunter Shinkaruk on Monday.
This marks the third trade move for Rychel, who was originally packaged off from Columbus to Toronto, then to Montreal as part of the Tomas Plekanec deal. Selected with the 19th overall pick in the 2013 NHL Draft, the 23-year-old Rychel has made 41 NHL appearances, including four games for the Habs last season, in which he tallied one goal and one assist. With the Flames, the California native figures to start the year in the minors, but could earn a handful of call-ups during the season.
Dustin Tokarski G NYR 5 hours ago
Tokarski inked a one-year contract with New York on Monday.
Tokarski is expected to compete with Marek Mazanec and Alexander Georgiev for the No. 2 job behind Henrik Lundqvist. Regardless of who earns the backup role in training camp, the situation is likely to be fluid throughout the year, so fantasy owners should probably expect Tokarski to spend some time in the minors.
Tom Parisi D MTL 6 hours ago
Parisi agreed to terms on a one-year deal with EIHL club Cardiff on Sunday.
Undrafted out of Providence College, Parisi spent the past two seasons playing for Montreal's minor-league affiliate. During the 2017-18 campaign, the blueliner notched four goals and 13 helpers in 71 outings. Without another two-way deal in hand, the 25-year-old will look to extend his career abroad.
Adam Boqvist D CHI 6 hours ago
Boqvist will spend training camp with the Blackhawks before joining OHL London for the 2018-19 campaign, Scott Powers of The Athletic Chicago reports.
Boqvist was already expected to play in the OHL this season, instead of his native Sweden, however his inclusion at training camp should jump start his development. Once his junior season is over, Chicago could opt to bring him into the fold for the final few games of the year. Fantasy owners in dynasty formats will want to consider stashing the blueliner as it seems the Hawks are prepared to fast track his transition to the NHL.
Darryl Boyce C FA 7 hours ago
Boyce will take on a role with QMJHL Moncton as a member of the Hockey Operations team, ending his playing career.
Boyce -- who spent the previous two seasons playing in Germany -- logged 84 NHL games for the Maple Leafs and Blue Jackets. In those appearances -- the last of which came during the 2011-12 campaign -- the center tallied six goals and 12 helpers.
OUTScottie Upshall LW STL 1 day ago
Upshall agreed to a professional tryout contract with Edmonton on Sunday.
Selected sixth overall in the 2002 NHL Draft, Upshall recorded seven goals and 19 points with the Blues last season, his best point total since the 2013-14 campaign. The 34-year-old winger could provide some veteran leadership to a relatively young Oilers squad, but even if he makes the roster he likely won't play a big role. At the very least, he could provide some physicality in a bottom-sox capacity.