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The Capitals have signed Viktor Kozlov for two years worth $5M.
TSN reports that the Toronto Maple Leafs signed Jason Blake to a five year deal worth $20.
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.
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.
According to TSN.ca, the Detroit Red Wings have signed Brian Rafalski to a five year deal worth $30M.
From Sportsnet.ca. Details to follow.
RDS.ca also reports the acquisition.
TSN reports it is an eight year deal worth $52M, averaging $6.5M.
Courtesy of TSN.ca:
The Florida Panthers have dipped into the free agent market, signing winger Richard Zednik to a two-year deal ($1.5 million and $1.75 million), and forward Brett McLean to three-year deal worth $1.7 million per year.
According to TSN, Tom Poti signed a four year deal, $3.5M a season, with the Washington Capitals.
The Penguins have re-signed Ryan Whitney.
The Atlanta Thrashers kicked off the free agent season with the first official signing.
Sharks Website Reports San Jose Sharks Executive Vice President and General Manager Doug Wilson announced today that the club has signed Center Joe Thornton to a three-year contract extension, which will keep the 2006 Hart Trophy winner in San Jose through the 2011 season.
According to TSN, the Boston Bruins have acquired Manny Fernandez from the Minnesota Wild in exchangefor a fourth round pick and Petr Kalus, a well touted prospect.
In other news, Keith Tkachuk has re-signed with the St. Louis Blues.
It appears as though the Salary Cap for this coming season will be on the rise. While that was already assumed, what comes as a surprise is the fact the cap will be over $50 million.
According to the Globe and Mail, the new cap number for the 2007/2008 season will be 50.3 million. The new cap floor will be 34.3 million.