NHL Recent Player News
|6/30/2016||Jake McCabe, Buf, D|
|The Sabres have signed McCabe to a three-year contract extension.
Analysis: McCabe had four goals and 10 assists in 77 games for Buffalo last season, his first full NHL campaign. The 22-year-old was a second-round selection of the Sabres in the 2012 draft.
|6/30/2016||Lauri Korpikoski, Edm, LW|
|The Oilers placed Korpikoski on waivers Thursday for the purpose of buying out his contract.
Analysis: Korpikoski had 10 goals and 12 assists in 71 games in 2015-16, his lone season with Edmonton.
|6/30/2016||Jared Boll, Cls, RW|
|The Blue Jackets placed Boll on waivers Thursday for the purpose of buying out his contract.
Analysis: Boll spent his first nine NHL seasons with Columbus, recording 27 goals and 35 assists in 518 games.
|6/30/2016||Matt Greene, LA, D|
|The Kings placed Greene on waivers Thursday for the purpose of buying out his contract.
Analysis: Greene was limited to three games last season due to injuries.
|6/30/2016||Barret Jackman, Nsh, D|
|The Predators placed Jackman on waivers Thursday for the purpose of buying out his contract.
Analysis: Jackman had one goal and four assists in 73 games for Nashville last season after spending his first 13 seasons with the Blues.
|6/30/2016||Zach Sill, Was, C|
|The Capitals signed Sill to a two-year, two-way deal Thursday.
Analysis: Sill had one goal in 10 games for the Capitals last season. In 93 career NHL games with Washington, Toronto and Pittsburgh, he has two goals and three assists.
|6/30/2016||James Wisniewski, Car, D|
|The Carolina Hurricanes have bought out the final year of Wisniewski's contract.
Analysis: The 32-year-old Wisniewski was to make $3 million this coming season. Instead, he will receive $2 million over the next two years and will become an unrestricted free agent Friday when the NHL's free agency period starts.
|6/30/2016||Tom Wilson, Was, RW|
|The Washington Capitals have signed Wilson to a $4 million, two-year contract.
Analysis: The restricted free agent will count $2 million against the salary cap over the length of the deal. He will earn $1.75 million next season and $2.25 million in 2017-18. The 22-year-old had seven goals, 16 assists and 163 penalty minutes in 82 games last season for the Capitals, who drafted him 16th overall in 2012. In 231 NHL games, the Toronto native has 14 goals, 36 assists and 486 penalty minutes.
|6/30/2016||Dennis Seidenberg, Bos, D|
|The Bruins bought out the contract of Seidenberg on Thursday, saving $2.83 million.
Analysis: Seidenberg had a goal and 11 assists in 61 games for Boston last season.
|6/30/2016||Brandon Mashinter, Chi, LW|
|The Blackhawks have agreed to a one-year contract with Mashinter.
Analysis: The 27-year-old Mashinter, an enforcer, had four goals and an assist in his first season with Chicago. He played parts of three seasons with San Jose (2010-11) and the New York Rangers (2012-14).
|6/30/2016||Torey Krug, Bos, D|
|The Bruins signed Krug to a four-year contract worth $21 million Thursday.
Analysis: Krug's 40 assists last season were ninth among all NHL defensemen. He also had four goals and was second on the team to Zdeno Chara with 21 minutes, 36 seconds on ice per game.
|6/30/2016||Michal Rozsival, Chi, D|
|The Blackhawks have agreed to a one-year contract with Rozsival.
Analysis: The 37-year-old Rozsival had a goal and 12 assists last season - his fourth with the Blackhawks and 15th in the NHL.
|6/30/2016||Matthew Carle, TB, D|
|The Lightning placed Carle on buyout waivers Thursday.
Analysis: Carle had two years left on his contract at a salary-cap hit of $5.5 million. The buyout saves the Lightning $3.67 million in cap space for the next two seasons.
|6/30/2016||Tomas Hertl, SJ, LW|
|San Jose signed Hertl to a two-year contract Thursday worth a reported $6 million, keeping one of the team's top young players in the fold as the Sharks try to build on last season's trip to the Stanley Cup Final.
Analysis: The 22-year-old Hertl is coming off his best season as a pro, having recorded career highs with 21 goals and 25 assists in 81 games. He thrived when moved to the top line with Joe Thornton and Joe Pavelski in the middle of the season and was a big reason behind San Jose's postseason success.
|6/29/2016||Casey Nelson, Buf, D|
|The Sabres signed Nelson to a two-year contract extension Wednesday.
Analysis: Nelson made his NHL debut in March after signing a one-year deal with Buffalo shortly after completing his college career at Minnesota State. He had four assists in seven games with the Sabres and will have an opportunity to compete for a spot on the roster this season.
|6/29/2016||Steven Stamkos, TB, C|
|Stamkos is staying put in Tampa Bay, tweeting Wednesday that he was ''excited to be back for 8 more years.''
Analysis: The agreement was reached two days before Stamkos had the opportunity to test free agency, where the two-time NHL scoring champion was expected to command lucrative offers from numerous bidders, including his hometown Maple Leafs, the Sabres and Red Wings.
|6/29/2016||Shea Weber, Nsh, D|
|The Nashville Predators pulled off a blockbuster before the start of free agency Wednesday by acquiring P.K. Subban from the Montreal Canadiens in exchange for Weber, a swap of All-Star defensemen.
Analysis: Weber, who turns 31 on Aug. 14, had been with Nashville since the start of his NHL career in 2005. He signed a $110 million, 14-year offer sheet with Philadelphia as a restricted free agent in 2012, but Nashville matched it to keep him. The three-time Norris Trophy finalist was a team captain and had 20 goals and 31 assists last season.
|6/29/2016||P.K. Subban, Mon, D|
|The Nashville Predators pulled off a blockbuster before the start of free agency Wednesday by acquiring Subban from the Montreal Canadiens in exchange for Shea Weber, a swap of All-Star defensemen.
Analysis: Subban won the Norris Trophy as the NHL's top defenseman in 2013 and had six goals and 45 assists last season before suffering an injury. The offensive-minded, dynamic 27-year-old has 63 goals and 215 assists in 434 career games, all with the Canadiens.
|6/29/2016||Mason Raymond, Cgy, LW|
|The Flames placed Raymond on waivers Wednesday in order to buy out the remaining year on his contract.
Analysis: Raymond had four goals and an assist in 29 games last season. He was scheduled to make $3.15 million in the third and final year of his contract.
|6/29/2016||Eric Nystrom, Nsh, LW|
|The Predators placed Nystrom on waivers Wednesday in order to buy out the remaining year on his contract.
Analysis: Nystrom had seven goals and no assists in 46 games last season. He was scheduled to make $3 million in the fourth and final year of his contract.
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