Hurricanes’ Gardiner “100 Percent and Ready”

The Carolina Hurricanes announced Friday that they have inked former Toronto Maple Leafs defenseman Jake Gardiner to a four-year deal. The deal will pay him an average annual value (AAV) of $4.05 million. Gardiner at a Glance In the team’s press release, president and general manager Don Waddell said, “Jake is a solid veteran blueliner […]

Predators Sign Grimaldi to 1-Year Deal

By The Canadian Press August 6th, 2019 NASHVILLE — The Nashville Predators have signed forward Rocco Grimaldi to a one-year deal worth $1 million based on the ruling of an independent arbitrator. The Predators announced the deal Tuesday night. An arbitrator heard Grimaldi’s case Sunday. Grimaldi, 26, is coming off his best season with five […]

Blues’ Edmundson Awarded $3.1-Million Deal in Arbitration

By The Canadian Press August 6th, 2019 ST. LOUIS — Blues defenceman Joel Edmundson has been awarded a $3.1 million, one-year contract in arbitration. Edmundson was one of four St. Louis restricted free agents to file for player-elected salary arbitration this summer after helping the team win its first Stanley Cup in franchise history. Goaltender […]

Filppula Departure Will Impact Islanders’ Penalty Kill

On the surface, losing Valtteri Filppula doesn’t seem all that significant for the New York Islanders, but a closer look should have fans concerned. While Filppula’s offensive production, 17 goals and 14 assists, seems pedestrian, he was one of eight Islanders to score double-digit goals on a team starved for offense. His face-off win percentage […]

Projecting Contracts for Flyers’ High-Profile RFAs

In these dog days of summer, when the excitement of the draft and free agency have faded and the majority of rosters have taken shape, minor alterations and depth signings aside, the Philadelphia Flyers still have some hard work left to be done. Restricted free agents (RFAs) Travis Konecny and Ivan Provorov have yet to […]

Predators Sign Colton Sissons to 7-Year, $20 Million Contract

By The Canadian Press July 23rd, 2019 NASHVILLE — The Nashville Predators have avoided arbitration with Colton Sissons by signing the forward to a seven-year, $20 million contract. Predators general manager David Poile announced the signing Tuesday and called Sissons “an up-and-coming leader in our organization.” The 25-year-old Sissons had 15 goals and 15 assists […]

Marner Silent on Contract Talks at Charity Event

VAUGHAN, Ont. — Mitch Marner’s summer has already included wakesurfing tricks and throwing a big-time charity event. What’s yet to materialize for the restricted free agent winger is a new contract with the Toronto Maple Leafs. The 22-year-old opened his Marner All-Star Invitational on Thursday night just north of the city, and while the focus was on raising […]