Free agency is upon us, only four days late after a pointless lockout. Earlier this week, the Penguins locked up Kris Letang, and the Flyers signed both Mark Streit (acquired via trade from the Islanders) and Vinny Lecavalier (bought out by the Lightning). There are a lot of interesting names on the market, but the overall strength of this free agent class is weak.
As for the Rangers, they don’t have much room to work with, so don’t expect them to be active. Use this as your open thread for the day.
11:35am- Panthers re-sign Shawn Matthias, 2 years/$3.5m.
11:56am- Former Ranger Lauri Korpikoski re-signs in the desert, 4 years/$10 million to stay with the ‘Yotes. (stick tap, Tim B)
12:02pm- Evgeni Nabokov re-signs with Islanders, 1-year, $3.25 million.
12:07pm- Kyle Chipchura re-signs with Coyotes, terms yet to be disclosed.
12:11pm- Andrew Ference departs Boston to sign in Edmonton for 4 years, $3.25 million AAV ($13m total).
12:13pm- Islanders sign depth forward Peter Regin to 1 year, $750k deal.
12:14pm- Florida signs Joey Crabb to a 2 year/$1.2 million contract.
12:17pm- Alfredsson deal official in Detroit: 1 year, $5.5 million (including $2 million in bonuses).
12:18pm- Goalie carousel in Philly continues, Ray Emery signs for 1 year, $1.65 million.
12:24pm- Formers Sharks backup keeper Thomas Greiss signs 1 year deal in Arizona (750k).