Movements in the world of hockey Monday:National Hockey LeagueCOLORADO AVALANCHE-Re-signed D Adam Foote to a two-year contract and D John-Michael Liles to a four-year contract.
DETROIT – The Detroit Red Wings re-signed Andreas Lilja to a US$2.5-million, two-year contract Monday, a day before the 27-year-old defenceman would have become an unrestricted free agent.
LEWISTON, N.Y – The Buffalo Sabres rewarded Paul Gaustad for his hard-hitting style, re-signing the blue-collar centre to a US$9.2-million, four-year contract on Monday.
The Tampa Bay Lightning have signed Vaclav Prospal to a multi-year contract.
Tampa Bay acquired the rights to Prospal on June 18, 2008 in exchange for Nashville’s seventh-round pick in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft and Tampa Bay’s fourth-round pick in 2009.
SUNRISE, Fla. – The Florida Panthers locked up one of their top young players to a long-term contract Monday when they agreed to terms on a six-year contract with winger Rostislav Olesz.
SAN JOSE, Calif. – The Sharks re-signed forward Jody Shelley to a two-year contract Monday, keeping their top enforcer in San Jose after acquiring him in a trade last season.
LEWISTON, N.Y. – The Buffalo Sabres have opened contract talks with Ryan Miller in a bid to sign the star goaltender to a lucrative long-term deal this summer, well before he can become an unrestricted free agent after next season.
You can cross who would have been one of the most coveted restricted free agents off the available list. The Hockey News has learned the Anaheim Ducks are on the verge of agreeing to terms on a five-year deal for 23-year-old right winger Corey Perry.
Lubomir Visnovsky set off alarm bells when his first comment on being traded by the Los Angeles Kings to the Edmonton Oilers was “I’m very disappointed.
The Tampa Bay Lightning were intent on stealing the show before the curtain was even raised for this year’s NHL free agency period.New owners Oren Koules and Len Barrie continued to make a splash, taking away one of the bigger names off the free-agent list in winger Ryan Malone and trying very hard Monday to do the same with forward Brian Rolston.
SUNRISE, Fla. – The Florida Panthers have locked up one of their top young forwards to a long-term contract.Winger Rostislav Olesz has agreed to a six-year contract with the NHL team, a source told The Canadian Press on Monday.
DENVER – The Colorado Avalanche re-signed defencemen John-Michael Liles and Adam Foote on Monday.Liles, who led all Avs defencemen with 32 points (6-26) in 81 games last season, signed a US$16.
ST. JOHN’S, N.L. – Dan Cleary, greeted Monday like a king returning to his homeland, fulfilled the hopes of a province that has waited nearly 60 years to see one of its own hoist hockey’s greatest prize.
ST. JOHN’S, N.L. – Hockey’s greatest prize has arrived in Canada’s youngest province.The Stanley Cup touched down at the St. John’s airport Monday, greeted by Newfoundland hockey hero Dan Cleary and a mob of fans.
The Edmonton Oilers shore up their blueline Sunday by trading forward Jarret Stoll and defenceman Matt Greene to the Los Angeles Kings for puck-moving defenceman Lubomir Visnovsky.
The Edmonton Oilers have secured their power play in acquiring Lubomir Visnovsky.
In exchange, the Oilers sent Jarret Stoll, who was rumored to be on his way out of town, and defenseman Matt Greene to the Los Angeles Kings.
According to TSN, the Colorado Avalanche have inked defensemen Adam Foote and John-Michael Liles to contract extensions.
Liles was ranked No.
ST. PAUL, Minn. – The Minnesota Wild have traded forward Brian Rolston to the Tampa Bay Lightning for a conditional draft pick.The Wild will get a selection in either the 2009 or 2010 draft.
The Hockey News’s No. 4 rated UFA forward is off the board.
After acquiring the rights to Ryan Malone Saturday, the Lightning managed to get the power forward’s name on a new deal worth $31.
PHILADELPHIA – The Philadelphia Flyers have signed defenceman Steve Eminger to a one-year deal, the club announced Sunday.”Steve is a young two-way defenceman that will fit in nicely with our group,” said GM Paul Holmgren in a release.