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TSN.CA is reporting that The Edmonton Oilers have agreed to terms on contracts with goaltender Jussi Markkanen and defenceman Igor Ulanov. Markkanen has agreed to a two-year contract with the Oilers, while Ulanov has come to terms on a one-year deal.
According to thefourthperiod.com and The Toronto Sun, Alexander Mogilny has drawn absolutely no interest from the Maple Leafs regarding a new contract. Apparently Alex has received interest from six other clubs, and is considering playing for another team once his rehab is finished. Replacements?
Thefourthperiod.com is reporting that GM Ken Holland, of the Detroit Red Wings, is trying to re-sign Datsyuk and Zetterberg, two players which played a great role in the 03-04 season. But the problem with this is that Datsyuk is reportedly asking big bucks from the Wings. Datsyuk is asking $4 million US while Zetterberg is asking $2.5 million US. Reports have said that if Detroit can’t pay up for Datsyuk then he may just stay in Russia…
tsn.ca The most coveted goaltender in the free agent market has finally found a home, as veteran netminder Nikolai Khabibulin has signed with the Chicago Blackhawks.
It is a four-year deal worth $27 million US.
Khabibulin, 32, helped lead the Tampa Bay Lightning to their first Stanley Cup title in 2004, posting five postseason shutouts and a 1.71 goals-against average.
The native of Russia posted a 28-19-7 regualr season record in 2003-2004 with three shutouts and a 2.33 goals-against average.
Since being acquired from the Phoenix Coyotes on March 5, 2001, Khabibulin has amassed a 83-74-28 record while leading the team to consecutive Southeast Division titles. He holds franchise records in wins, shutouts (14) and consecutive wins (eight).
Sportsnet.ca reports that the Avalanche have resigned Alex Tanguay and defenseman Kurt Sauer.