2:10 p.m. Now TSN is reporting Matt Carkner has signed a three-year deal with the Islanders ($1.5-million a season). Which is strange given the Avs tweeted they had signed him earlier in the day... (a tweet that has since been deleted).
2:03 p.m. Islanders sign Brad Boyes on a very cheap one-year, $1-million deal, which is a huge paycut for the former 40-goal man. He has really struggled the past couple of seasons (including just eight goals last year) but may slide in alongside John Tavares and find a fit on Long Island.
There's not much risk here given the contract is well below a league average salary.
2 p.m. Adam Burish has signed in San Jose, and Curtis McElhinney has signed in Columbus.
1:51 p.m. Brad Staubitz goes to Anaheim on a two-year deal.
1:45 p.m. Ray Whitney signs with the Stars. He had a phenomenal year with the Coyotes last season with 77 points at 40 years old and cashes in with $4.5-million a year over two seasons.
That's obviously huge money for a smallish winger who is getting up there in age, but Whitney is in great shape and teams are going to pay a huge price to add offence this year with so few players able to even put up 40-point seasons. Just wait until names like P-A Parenteau start to go.
“Ray Whitney was among the most productive players in the league last season and showed he remains extremely capable and dangerous,” Stars GM Joe Nieuwendyk said. “He’s a winner, a competitor and a leader, and we’re very excited he’ll be a Dallas Star.”
1:38 p.m. Here's an interesting one: Colby Armstrong to the Montreal Canadiens on a one-year, $1-million deal.
Armstrong was bought out by the Leafs of the final year of his deal on Saturday after an injury plagued two seasons in Toronto. Now he goes to a division rival to try and prove he has something left in the tank.
Knowing him a little bit, my guess is he'll be plenty motivated for a rebound year.
1:30 p.m. RDS is reporting that Torrey Mitchell has signed a three-year deal with the Wild ($1.9-million a season) and that Guillaume Latendresse is undergoing a physical with the Senators and is expected to sign in Ottawa.
1:27 p.m. Former Sens tough guy Zenon Konopka goes to Minnesota on a two-year deal.
1:16 p.m. Ottawa signs defenceman Mike Lundin. He missed almost all of last season due to injury but was a pretty big part of the Lightning team that went to the conference finals two years ago and can play 20+ minutes a night in a shutdown role.
No terms available yet on Lundin's deal, but he could be a good bet at a reasonable figure. (UPDATE: It's a one-year, $1.15-million deal. Good signing.)
1:14 p.m. The Rangers sign defenceman Stu Bickel on a two-year deal.
1:10 p.m. The Hurricanes have signed defenceman Joe Corvo to a one-year, $2-million and goaltender Justin Peters to a two-year deal for just over the league's minimum ($525,000 and $550,000).
1 p.m. The Avs have added both Matt Carkner and John Mitchell, adding a former Sens defenceman and Leafs centre. Two depth players who will play on the third pairing and fourth line. (UPDATE: Carkner's agent is saying there's not a deal with the Avs yet even though Colorado has tweeted he had signed there. This could get messy.)
12:50 p.m. TSN is reporting John Mitchell will land with Colorado on a two-year deal ($1.1-million a season).
12:39 p.m. David Moss, a former Flames winger who is the cousin of Phil Kessel, has signed a two-year deal for $2.1-million a season with the Coyotes. (Via Bob McKenzie)