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This This Dec. 8, 2009, file photo shows New York Islanders goalie Martin Biron watching the puck shot by Philadelphia Flyers' Jeff Carter in the third period of an NHL hockey game, in Philadelphia. Veteran goalie Martin Biron signed a two-year deal with the New York Rangers on Thursday, July 1, 2010, less than one hour into the NHL's free-agent shopping season. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File) (Matt Slocum/AP2009)
This This Dec. 8, 2009, file photo shows New York Islanders goalie Martin Biron watching the puck shot by Philadelphia Flyers' Jeff Carter in the third period of an NHL hockey game, in Philadelphia. Veteran goalie Martin Biron signed a two-year deal with the New York Rangers on Thursday, July 1, 2010, less than one hour into the NHL's free-agent shopping season. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File) (Matt Slocum/AP2009)

2010 NHL Free Agency blog Add to ...

4:23 p.m. Former Sens defenceman Anton Volchenkov has signed in New Jersey for six years at $4.25-million a year. Volchenkov and Tallinder will make the already defensive Devils that much better defensively.

4:25 p.m. Hamhuis to Vancouver is essentially a done deal. He receives $4.5-million a year for six years, apparently taking a hometown discount to return to B.C. Expect Canucks GM Mike Gillis to now shop one of his defencemen, likely Kevin Bieksa.

4:27 p.m. Olli Jokinen has, in fact, landed back in Calgary. Two years, $6-million. To me, this looks like Flames GM Darryl Sutter trying to prove he was justified in dealing a first-rounder and Matt Lombardi for Jokinen a year ago. Jokinen's stock has dropped like a rock the past few seasons and his only real success, in Florida, came against weak opposition and in a situation where he was relied heavily on for offence.

4:30 p.m. Chris Mason has signed with the Thrashers on a two-year, $3.4-million deal, getting one of the last available spots for a netminder. He'll split time with youngster Ondrej Pavelec. Mason was in lengthy negotiations with the Blues before they dealt for Jaroslav Halak, and reportedly turned down as much as $3.5-million a season over three years. Now he's had to settle for far less in Atlanta.

Tough to be a netminder these days.

4:38 p.m. The Blackhawks have moved yet another forward in an effort to get under the cap, dealing RFA Andrew Ladd to the Thrashers for a second-round pick and prospect Ivan Vishnevskiy. Chicago's cap woes are considerable, as the team is working with a salary cap $4.19-million lower than any other team due to going over the cap this past season. They still need to sign RFAs like Antti Niemi and Niklas Hjalmarsson.

4:46 p.m. The biggest names left unsigned are Kovalchuk, Nabokov, Kubina, Mitchell, Lombardi, Frolov, Selanne, Turco, Prospal, Stempniak, Cullin, Afinogenov, Ponikarovsky and Kariya. The full list of free agents is here.

4:50 p.m. Duhatschek is as befuddled as the rest of us on the Jokinen signing.

5:02 p.m. The Canucks have signed Jeff Tambellini, adding some forward depth in the form of Oilers GM Steve Tambellini's son. He hasn't made much of an impact in the NHL lately and struggled with the Islanders, so don't expect too much there.

5:20 p.m. Allan Maki on Calgary's wild day: "If the Flames brought back Alex Tanguay and Olli Jokinen, and also made a pass for Marc Savard, what's their next move? Brining back Jim Peplinski and Joel Otto? The Pengrowth Saddleome is now the place where original thinking goes to die. Probably the Flames, too."

5:42 p.m. After a quick break there, a few more signings to add to the list:

Backup netminder Johan Hedberg has signed to play behind Martin Brodeur with the Devils. Vinny Prospal has re-upped with the Rangers on a bargain of a one-year contract ($1-million plus bonuses). And the Sabres have finally landed a defenceman to replace the two lost earlier today by adding Jordan Leopold on a three-year contract.

5:47 p.m. Saku Koivu has re-signed with the Ducks on a two-year deal for $2.5-million.

6:02 p.m. Deals have definitely slowed down but I'll keep updating another couple hours. And expect there to be plenty of activity tomorrow, too.

6:26 p.m. Former Sens centre Matt Cullen has signed a three-year, $10.5-million deal with the Wild, who are in desperate need for a few upgrades. And Blackhawks pest Adam Burish has caught on with the Stars on a two-year deal for just over $1-million a season.

6:50 p.m. Netminder Andrew Raycroft has found a home with the Stars, signing a two-year deal for $650,000 a year to backup Kari Lehtonen.

7:15 p.m. That is going to wrap up the live blog. Check out the home page later tonight for more coverage from Eric Duhatschek, Dave Shoalts and Matt Sekeres, and follow me on Twitter for instant updates the next few days. Generally the second day of free agency is also fairly active.

And here's the free agent big board that shows who's left after Day 1 and roughly 30 signings.

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