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  • Jake DeBrusk BOS LW
    Bruins' Jake DeBrusk: Withdraws trade request
    15h ago

    DeBrusk has reportedly elected to rescind his trade request, Joe Haggerty of BostonHockeyNow.com reports.

    The 25-year-old-old, who finished the 2021-22 season with 25 goals and 42 points in 77 games, had previously expressed his desire to be dealt, but it now looks as though DeBrusk will remain with the Bruins, who signed him a two-year contract extension back in March. Looking ahead, the 2015 first-rounder figures to be a key forward for the team under new coach Jim Montgomery, especially with Brad Marchand (hip) slated to miss time early on this coming season. Though there's still some moving parts in terms of the how Boston's lines will shake out, DeBrusk seems likely to skate on one of squad's top two trios, while logging a share of power-play ice time.

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  • Ryan McDonagh TB D
    Predators' Ryan McDonagh: Traded to Predators
    2d ago

    McDonagh was traded to the Predators from the Lightning on Sunday in exchange for Philippe Myers and Grant Mismash.

    McDonagh is heading to Nashville after being with the Lightning since 2018. The defensemen scored 20 goals and 99 points with a plus-74 rating in 267 total regular-season games for Tampa Bay, where he was a two-time Stanley Cup champion.

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  • Philippe Myers NSH D
    Lightning's Philippe Myers: Heads to Tampa
    2d ago

    Myers and Grant Mismash were acquired by Tampa Bay in a trade with Nashville for Ryan McDonagh on Sunday.

    Myers appeared in 27 games for Nashville last season and scored one goal and had four points. He'll move to his third team in his brief NHL career and will likely provide defensive depth on a deep Lightning squad.

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  • Nathan Walker STL LW
    Blues' Nathan Walker: Undergoes wrist surgery
    3d ago

    Walker underwent a small "tidy-up" surgery on his wrist recently, Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

    Walker's surgery is considered less significant than the one Alexei Toropchenko (shoulder) underwent recently. The 28-year-old Walker's status for training camp isn't likely to be in doubt, though he may initially be eased into on-ice activities if his recovery lags. Walker is expected to compete for a bottom-six role in 2022-23 after posting career highs in points (12) and games played (30) last season.

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  • Matt Tennyson NSH D
    Matt Tennyson: Waived unconditionally
    3d ago

    Tennyson was placed on unconditional waivers by the Predators on Saturday for the purpose of terminating his contract, Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet reports.

    Tennyson will now be free to seek a new deal and perhaps a larger role with a different NHL organization. The 32-year-old defender picked up three helpers through eight appearances with the Predators in 2021-22.

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  • Carson Meyer CLB RW
    Blue Jackets' Carson Meyer: Signs two-way deal
    3d ago

    Meyer signed a one-year, two-way contract extension with the Blue Jackets on Saturday.

    Meyer spent most of the 2021-22 season in the minors, collecting 16 goals and 27 points through 57 games with AHL Cleveland, but he also drew into 13 games with the big club, picking up three points over that span. The 24-year-old winger may have a slightly larger role with the Blue Jackets in 2022-23, but don't count on him developing into a viable fantasy option.

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  • Josh Dunne CLB C
    Blue Jackets' Josh Dunne: Signs one-year extension
    4d ago

    Dunne signed a one-year, two-way contract extension with the Blue Jackets on Friday.

    Dunne spent the entirety of the 2021-22 season with AHL Cleveland, picking up six goals, 11 points and 39 PIM through 29 contests. The 23-year-old forward will likely spend most, if not all of the 2022-23 campaign in the minors.

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  • Mathieu Olivier NSH C
    Blue Jackets' Mathieu Olivier: Dealt to Columbus
    5d ago

    Olivier was traded from the Predators to the Blue Jackets on Thursday in exchange for the 122nd overall pick in the 2022 Draft.

    Olivier was limited to 10 NHL appearances for the Predators in 2021-22, logging one assist, 23 hits, 14 PIM and a minus-3 rating. He's more of a physical, bottom-six type of forward, so he'll likely be on the fringe of the Blue Jackets' roster competition in training camp.

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  • Sean Malone BUF C
    Sabres' Sean Malone: Pens one-year deal
    6d ago

    Malone agreed to terms on a one-year, $750,000 contract with Buffalo on Wednesday.

    Malone failed to break into an NHL game this season, instead spending the entire year playing with the Americans. In 39 games with AHL Rochester, the 27-year-old center tallied 20 goals and 17 helpers, adding another seven points in 10 postseason contests. At this point, Malone figures to remain a fringe roster player and shouldn't be expected to offer much in the way of fantasy value.

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  • Anthony Cirelli TB C
    Lightning's Anthony Cirelli: Will require surgery
    7d ago

    Cirelli suffered an AC joint sprain during the playoffs, which will require surgery, Joe Smith of The Athletic reports.

    The Lightning have yet to release an expected timetable for Cirelli's recovery, so at this point it isn't clear if he'll be ready in time for training camp in September. The 24-year-old forward tallied 17 goals and 43 points through 76 regular-season appearances before adding three goals and eight points through 23 playoff contests this year.

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  • Brayden Point TB C
    Lightning's Brayden Point: Dealt with torn quad
    7d ago

    Point was dealing with a "significant tear" in his quad toward the end of the playoffs. He's expected to make a full recovery in a "few weeks," Joe Smith of The Athletic reports.

    Point missed 14 of the Lightning's last 16 playoff games due to his quad injury, which likely at least partially contributed to Tampa Bay's inability to get past the Avalanche in the Stanley Cup Finals. Point, who racked up 28 goals and 58 points through 66 regular-season appearances before adding five points through nine playoff contests this season, should be fully recovered well ahead of training camp in September.

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  • Maxim Mamin FLA C
    Maxim Mamin: Heading back to Russia
    7d ago

    Mamin signed a deal with CSKA Moscow of the KHL on Monday, George Richards of Panthers Press Box reports.

    Mamin spent three years with CSKA Moscow before returning to the Panthers for the 2021-22 campaign. He scored 14 points while averaging 11:54 of ice time in 40 games during the regular season. The 27-year-old was expected to hit unrestricted free agency this offseason.

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  • Jake DeBrusk BOS LW
    Bruins' Jake DeBrusk: Withdraws trade request
    15h ago

    DeBrusk has reportedly elected to rescind his trade request, Joe Haggerty of BostonHockeyNow.com reports.

    The 25-year-old-old, who finished the 2021-22 season with 25 goals and 42 points in 77 games, had previously expressed his desire to be dealt, but it now looks as though DeBrusk will remain with the Bruins, who signed him a two-year contract extension back in March. Looking ahead, the 2015 first-rounder figures to be a key forward for the team under new coach Jim Montgomery, especially with Brad Marchand (hip) slated to miss time early on this coming season. Though there's still some moving parts in terms of the how Boston's lines will shake out, DeBrusk seems likely to skate on one of squad's top two trios, while logging a share of power-play ice time.

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  • Nathan Walker STL LW
    Blues' Nathan Walker: Undergoes wrist surgery
    3d ago

    Walker underwent a small "tidy-up" surgery on his wrist recently, Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

    Walker's surgery is considered less significant than the one Alexei Toropchenko (shoulder) underwent recently. The 28-year-old Walker's status for training camp isn't likely to be in doubt, though he may initially be eased into on-ice activities if his recovery lags. Walker is expected to compete for a bottom-six role in 2022-23 after posting career highs in points (12) and games played (30) last season.

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  • Carson Meyer CLB RW
    Blue Jackets' Carson Meyer: Signs two-way deal
    3d ago

    Meyer signed a one-year, two-way contract extension with the Blue Jackets on Saturday.

    Meyer spent most of the 2021-22 season in the minors, collecting 16 goals and 27 points through 57 games with AHL Cleveland, but he also drew into 13 games with the big club, picking up three points over that span. The 24-year-old winger may have a slightly larger role with the Blue Jackets in 2022-23, but don't count on him developing into a viable fantasy option.

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  • Kirill Kaprizov MIN LW
    Wild's Kirill Kaprizov: Undergoes minor procedure
    4d ago

    Kaprizov (undisclosed) underwent a minor surgery and is expected to be ready "well in advance of camp," Michael Russo of The Athletic reports.

    It's unclear exactly what Kaprizov was dealing with, but it doesn't sound too serious. The 25-year-old winger racked up 47 goals and 108 points during the regular season before tallying another eight points in six postseason appearances. Barring a setback, Kaprizov will be in his usual top-line role to begin the 2022-23 campaign.

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  • Julien Gauthier NYR RW
    Rangers' Julien Gauthier: Secures one-year extension
    4d ago

    Gauthier signed a one-year, $800,000 deal with the Rangers on Friday, per CapFriendly.

    Gauthier tallied seven points in 49 games last season and spent the entire postseason as a healthy scratch. He also dished out 98 hits while averaging 10:18 of ice time. The 24-year-old should see a similar role next season, splitting time as a bottom-six forward and a healthy scratch.

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  • Brock Boeser VAN RW
    Canucks' Brock Boeser: Secures three-year extension
    4d ago

    Boeser signed a three-year, $6.65 million AAV extension with Vancouver on Friday.

    Boeser entered last season with a career 0.83 points-per-game but he tallied just 46 points through 71 contests for a career-worst 0.65 points-per-game. He ended the season on a positive note with four goals and eight points in his final seven contests. The 25-year-old winger will avoid becoming a restricted free agent and is now signed with the Canucks through the 2024-25 campaign while receiving a raise of just under $1 million per year. Boeser will keep a secure top-six role in Vancouver while getting a healthy share of power-play time.

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  • Ryan McDonagh TB D
    Predators' Ryan McDonagh: Traded to Predators
    2d ago

    McDonagh was traded to the Predators from the Lightning on Sunday in exchange for Philippe Myers and Grant Mismash.

    McDonagh is heading to Nashville after being with the Lightning since 2018. The defensemen scored 20 goals and 99 points with a plus-74 rating in 267 total regular-season games for Tampa Bay, where he was a two-time Stanley Cup champion.

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  • Philippe Myers NSH D
    Lightning's Philippe Myers: Heads to Tampa
    2d ago

    Myers and Grant Mismash were acquired by Tampa Bay in a trade with Nashville for Ryan McDonagh on Sunday.

    Myers appeared in 27 games for Nashville last season and scored one goal and had four points. He'll move to his third team in his brief NHL career and will likely provide defensive depth on a deep Lightning squad.

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  • Matt Tennyson NSH D
    Matt Tennyson: Waived unconditionally
    3d ago

    Tennyson was placed on unconditional waivers by the Predators on Saturday for the purpose of terminating his contract, Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet reports.

    Tennyson will now be free to seek a new deal and perhaps a larger role with a different NHL organization. The 32-year-old defender picked up three helpers through eight appearances with the Predators in 2021-22.

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  • Frederic Allard NSH D
    Kings' Frederic Allard: Signs one-year extension
    4d ago

    Allard signed a one-year, two-way contract extension with the Kings on Friday.

    Allard spent the entirety of the 2021-22 season in the minors, picking up 15 points through 51 games split between AHL Milwaukee and AHL Ontario. The 24-year-old blueliner will likely spend most, if not all of the 2022-23 campaign in the minors.

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  • Noah Juulsen VAN D
    Canucks' Noah Juulsen: Snags two-way deal
    4d ago

    Juulsen signed a two-way contract with the Canucks on Friday.

    Juulsen spend most of the 2021-22 campaign in the minors, picking up 16 points through 50 appearances with AHL Abbotsford, but he also drew into eight games with the big club, collecting two assists over that span. He'll likely have a similar role next season.

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  • Jack Rathbone VAN D
    Canucks' Jack Rathbone: Signs one-way deal
    4d ago

    Rathbone signed a two-year, one-way, $1.7 million contract with the Canucks on Friday.

    The one-way nature of Rathbone's new deal suggests he may spend more time with the big club in 2022-23. The 23-year-old defender went scoreless through nine top-level appearances in 2021-22.

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  • Scott Wedgewood DAL G
    Stars' Scott Wedgewood: Staying in Dallas
    5d ago

    Wedgewood signed a two-year, $2 million contract with the Stars on Thursday.

    Wedgewood played for three teams last season, ending the year with the Stars. He had a combined 13-15-6 record, a 3.14 GAA and a .910 save percentage when accounting for his time in New Jersey and Arizona. The 29-year-old should now have a firm grip on the backup goalie role behind Jake Oettinger, and this signing indicates Braden Holtby will be allowed to walk in free agency.

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  • Craig Anderson BUF G
    Sabres' Craig Anderson: Signs one-year deal
    5d ago

    Anderson (undisclosed) penned a one-year, $1.5 million contract with Buffalo on Thursday.

    Anderson figures to enter the 2022-23 season as the presumptive starter for the Sabres, especially considering he is currently the only NHL-caliber goalie under contract for the organization. Barring any offseason free-agent additions, Anderson could split the workload with Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen, though the club would probably prefer to let the youngster play more games in the minors while Anderson carries the load with the big club.

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  • Andrei Vasilevskiy TB G
    Lightning's Andrei Vasilevskiy: Three-peat quest ends
    8d ago

    Vasilevskiy allowed two goals on 30 shots in Sunday's 2-1 loss to the Avalanche in Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final.

    Vasilevskiy couldn't make an early one-goal lead stand, and the Avalanche's suffocating defense in the third period prevented the Lightning from making a comeback. With the loss, the Lightning came up two wins shy of a three-peat. Vasilevskiy went 14-9 with a 2.52 GAA and a .922 save percentage in 23 playoff contests. While it wasn't his best season compared to recent years, the 27-year-old should still be one of the first goalies off the board in fantasy drafts this fall since he plays a workhorse role on a strong team.

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  • Darcy Kuemper COL G
    Avalanche's Darcy Kuemper: Locks down Game 6
    8d ago

    Kuemper stopped 22 of 23 shots in Sunday's 2-1 win over the Lightning in Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Finals.

    Kuemper allowed an early goal through his five-hole to Steven Stamkos, but he was lights-out after that. The Avalanche's defense helped out with a suffocating third period to help close out the series 4-2, earning the Stanley Cup. Kuemper finished the playoffs with 10-4 record, a 2.57 GAA and a .902 save percentage in 16 appearances. Having a championship on his resume will be a big boost for the 32-year-old, who is set for unrestricted free agency if the Avalanche can't sign him to a new deal before July 13.

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  • Andrei Vasilevskiy TB G
    Lightning's Andrei Vasilevskiy: Starting Game 6
    9d ago

    Vasilevskiy will start Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final on Sunday against visiting Colorado, Tom Gulitti of NHL.com reports.

    Vasilevskiy and the Bolts will look to stave off elimination for the second game in a row and send the series back to Denver for a decisive Game 7 on Tuesday. The Russian netminder hasn't been as stellar against Colorado, posting a 3.45 GAA and .901 save percentage through five games.

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  • Darcy Kuemper COL G
    Avalanche's Darcy Kuemper: Guarding cage in Game 6
    10d ago

    Kuemper will protect the road goal in Sunday's Game 6 versus the Lightning, Tracey Myers of NHL.com reports.

    Kuemper couldn't close out the series on home ice Friday, yielding three goals on 29 shots. Head coach Jared Bednar will stick with his top goalie on the road in Game 6 -- Kuemper split the first two games of the series in Tampa, allowing seven goals on 61 shots in those contests. Barring injury or a particularly brutal performance, it appears the Avalanche are committed to rolling with the 32-year-old to the end.

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