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Lundqvist Re-signs

NewyorkRangers.com released a report that Henrik Lundqvist has agreed terms with the New York Rangers. Accoring to John Dellapina and Larry Brooks, NY journalists, the contratc is believed to be a one year deal worth under $3 million. Lundqvist becomes an unrestricted free agent following the 2008-2009 season.

TSN states it is worth $4.25M.

Penguins sign The Kid for 5 years.

Confirmed from Pittsburgh in both the Tribune-Review and the Post-Gazette, Sidney Crosby has signed a 5-year extension deal with the Pittsburgh Penguins.

The deal is worth $45 million USD, which breaks down to $9M cap hit for 5 years, but does not come into effect until the expiration of his present contract at the end of this season. The extension pushes back Crosby’s time line, if he eventually wishes to become an unrestricted free-agent, by one year. Sidney is now eligible for UFA after the 2012/13 season is over.

Click HERE for the Tribune-Review article (the Post-Gazette article is just a short confirmation).

Kozlov re-signs

According to NHL Line, Slava Kozlov has re-signed with the Thrashers.

Dallas had offered Kozlov a 3 year contract paying him 3.5 mill per year. Atlanta challenged back paying him 3 years 11 million. Read the article at www.nhlline.ca

Analysis: July 1

You hear that? The sound of cash registers….

Hannan Colorado Bound

Four year deal between the Avalanche and Scott Hannan, $18M.

Vik Kozlov Joins Russian Star

The Capitals have signed Viktor Kozlov for two years worth $5M.

Blake a Leaf

TSN reports that the Toronto Maple Leafs signed Jason Blake to a five year deal worth $20.

Double Decker America Sandwich

According to ESPN, the Rangers have signed Scotty Gomez and it is believed to be a seven year deal. More clarification to follow. Sportsnet.ca confirms that the Rangers signed both Scotty Gomez and Chris Drury.

Smyth to Colorado?

According to TheFourthPeriod.com’s free agent alert updates:

6:11pm – Ryan Smyth appears close to inking a deal with the Colorado Avalanche, believed to be a five-year contract worth over $6 million per season.

Rafalski Gets his Wings

According to TSN.ca, the Detroit Red Wings have signed Brian Rafalski to a five year deal worth $30M.