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  • Liam Foudy C | NSH

    Islanders' Liam Foudy: Finds work with Isles

    Foudy signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Islanders on Wednesday, per PuckPedia.

    Foudy is a veteran of 102 NHL games over the last five seasons, but he has just seven goals and 15 assists to his name. He split time between the Blue Jackets and Predators last season. Foudy offers modest physicality that will likely help his cause, but he's not a lock to make the Islanders' Opening Night roster.

  • Ryan Suter D | STL

    Blues' Ryan Suter: Links up with St. Louis

    Suter signed a one-year, $775,000 contract with the Blues on Wednesday.

    Suter was bought out by the Stars in June, the second time he's been bought out since 2021. The 39-year-old defenseman has the ability to earn an additional $2.225 million in performance bonuses. Suter remains capable as a third-pairing defenseman, but after posting 17 points in 82 regular-season contests last year, there is virtually no upside in his game for fantasy purposes.

  • Flyers' Jamie Drysdale: Skating after surgery

    Drysdale has resumed skating after undergoing surgery in April, Adam Kimelman of NHL.com reports Wednesday.

    Kimelman also reported that Drysdale underwent sports hernia surgery -- the defenseman's procedure had previously been undisclosed. The 22-year-old Toronto native is on track to be ready for training camp, though it will be worth checking in on his status once the Flyers report Sept. 22.

  • Blue Jackets' Jake Christiansen: Avoids arbitration

    Christiansen agreed to terms on a one-year, two-way deal with Columbus on Wednesday, Aaron Portzline of The Athletic reports.

    Christiansen was headed for an arbitration case but appears to have found some middle ground with the Jackets. Given the two-way nature of his deal, fantasy players should be expecting the blueliner to split his time between the NHL and AHL, at best. With just 44 NHL games under his belt, Christiansen won't offer much in terms of fantasy value any time soon.

  • Egor Sokolov LW | UTA

    Hockey Club's Egor Sokolov: Signs one-year contract

    Sokolov signed a one-year, two-way contract with Utah HC on Tuesday.

    Sokolov notched 21 goals and 46 points in 71 regular-season games for AHL Belleville in 2023-24. He has one goal and one helper in 13 career NHL appearances. Sokolov will probably begin the 2024-25 campaign in the minors. He was acquired by Utah HC from Ottawa last Wednesday in exchange for Jan Jenik.

  • Adam Boqvist D | FLA

    Panthers' Adam Boqvist: Inks one-year deal

    Boqvist agreed to terms on a one-year contract with Florida on Tuesday.

    Boqvist becomes the second member of the Panthers' defensive depth to join the club after getting bought out this offseason, though Nate Schmidt figures to play a bigger role for the club. While Boqvist could certainly spend some time in the minors, the club is buying low on a 23-year-old, eighth-overall pick that has 209 games of NHL experience. Whether Boqvist makes the Opening Night roster will depend heavily on his training camp and preseason performance, likely needing to edge out Uvis Balinskis or Tobias Bjornfot for a spot.

  • Adam Raska RW | MIN

    Wild's Adam Raska: Lands two-way deal

    Raska signed a one-year, two-way deal with Minnesota on Monday, per PuckPedia.

    Raska has been held without a point in 13 career NHL appearances, including five last year with the Wild. The 22-year-old winger scored three goals and seven points in 49 games with AHL Iowa in 2023-24. He'll likely spend most of the 2024-25 season at the AHL level.

  • Hockey Club's Barrett Hayton: Inks two-year extension

    Hayton (lower body) signed a two-year, $5.3 million deal with Utah on Monday.

    Hayton was banged up last year and multiple injuries caused him to miss nearly 50 games. He was held to just three goals and 10 points in 33 appearances. He averaged 17:01 of ice time as a top-six staple but never quite found his groove offensively. The 24-year-old forward scored a career-high 43 points during the 2022-23 campaign and should be in line for at least similar production if he can stay on the ice this upcoming season.

  • Oilers' Raphael Lavoie: Grabs two-way deal

    Lavoie inked a one-year, two-way contract with Edmonton on Monday.

    Lavoie played in seven NHL regular-season games this past year in which he registered zero points, four shots on goal and 13 hits while averaging 7:17 of ice time. Even with a new deal in hand, the 23-year-old center is unlikely to start the season on the NHL roster, instead playing the bulk of his games with AHL Bakersfield in the minors.

  • Hockey Club's Curtis Douglas: Inks two-year contract

    Douglas signed a two-year, two-way contract with Utah on Sunday.

    Douglas chipped in five goals, 21 points and 148 PIM in 57 regular-season contests for AHL Tucson in 2023-24. He will likely begin the upcoming campaign in the minors. The 24-year-old forward doesn't have any NHL experience yet.

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