This will be the thread for today’s free agent signings, to be updated throughout. If it gets too big, we’ll start a new one.
So here we go:
Tampa trades Andrej Meszaros to Philly for a second-rounder.
Rangers announce the signing of backup goalie Martin Biron for two years at about $900,000 per, according to multiple sources. TSN saying it’s $1.75M over two years.
Can you say tampering?
Boston re-signs Dan Paille, according to TSN. Two years.
Zipay reporting a Rangers-Flames trade. No idea what that’s about. Kotalik?
Rangers re-sign Christensen. Terms to follow. Two years. Brooks says it’s around $900,000, $950,000.
Rangers announce the signing of Derek Stepan, which we all knew was coming today.
Ottawa signs UFA Sergei Gonchar for three years, $5.5 M per.
TSN saying Flyers are in play for Kovalchuk; may have to trade Carter; re-sign Coburn (2 years, $3.2M).
Aside: Bettman just said everybody likes Versus coverage of NHL. Ummmm. Everybody? Anybody?
Several reports: Calgary trying to get Savard from Bruins; and may sign Tanguay. RDS saying the Tanguay signing is done. One year, $1.7M.
Don LaGreca just said the fans love the shootout? WTB?
NHL Network says Carolina signs Anton Babchuk, 1 year, $1.4M. He played in KHL.
TSN saying that Pittsburgh will sign Paul Martin from NJ.
We’re not going to bother chasing every minor re-signing of RFAs, OK?
Bob McKenzie says Lighting signed Martin St. Louis to a four-year extension, $22.5M
Pittsburgh signs Zybenek Michalek, five years, $20M.
RUMORS ARE: Ryan Callahan is involved in that trade discussion with Calgary!
JUST CONFIRMED THAT THERE IS NOTHING TO THE CALLAHAN RUMOR, A COMPLETE FABRICATION.
Montreal signed former Rangers G Alex Auld for one year, $1M.
San Jose signs Nittymaki for two years, $4M.
Toronto signs Colby Armstrong for three years, $9M.
Philly signs Sean O’Donnell for one year. Is he 50 yet?