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per the LA Kings site, they have a jump page with his pic on it… but no story yet.
added 7:24pm, from LA Kings release,
The Los Angeles Kings have signed free agent left wing Kyle Calder to a two-year contract, Kings President/General Manager Dean Lombardi announced today. Per club policy, terms of the agreement were not announced.
per Breaking News on TSN. Todd Bertuzzi has been signed to a 2-year deal by the Anaheim Ducks. More to come.
added 7:18pm, Link now available at TSN.
added 8:38pm, $4M per…
Sources have told TSN the Montreal Canadiens have signed veteran centre Bryan Smolinski to a 1year, $2 million dollar deal. The agreement also includes a no trade clause. Details to follow.
Update 7:44pm ET: TSN link
From TSN via Spector,
TSN reports the Los Angeles Kings have signed Michal Handzus and Ladislav Nagy.
Update 6:52pm ET:
Looking to add some much-needed scoring punch, the Los Angeles Kings today signed wingers Ladislav Nagy and Michal Handzus to multi-year deals.
added 7:26pm, Kings press release,
The Los Angeles Kings have signed free agent center Michal Handzus to a four-year contract, Kings President/General Manager Dean Lombardi announced today. Per club policy, terms of the agreement were not announced.
added 7:35pm, from the LA Kings,
The Los Angeles Kings have signed free agent left wing Ladislav Nagy to a one-year contract, Kings President/General Manager Dean Lombardi announced today. Per club policy, terms of the agreement were not announced.
From Nashville Predators.com,
The Nashville Predators have signed a pair of free agents—forward Radek Bonk and defenseman Greg de Vries—to two year contracts. Details to follow.
from the Atlanta Thrashers,
The Atlanta Thrashers have agreed to terms with unrestricted free agent defenseman Ken Klee on a multi-year contract, according to Executive Vice President and General Manager Don Waddell. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
from the CP via TSN,
A phone call from Canada’s last Olympic captain sealed the deal for Captain Canada to join the Avs.
‘‘Joe Sakic called me and helped the process along,’’ Ryan Smyth told The Canadian Press in an interview Monday.
The two were teammates at the 2002 Salt Lake Games and 2006 Turin Olympics as well as the 2004 World Cup of Hockey.
‘‘It was like the icing on the cake,’’ added Smyth. ‘‘Joe as everybody knows is a world-class player, he’s a future Hockey Hall of Famer. The guys handles himself with a great deal of class. There’s no question he was an influence on it.’‘
According to RDS (translated), Robert Lang is a Blackhawk.
added 5:33pm, from the Chicago Blackhawks,
GM Dale Tallon announced today that the Blackhawks have signed free agent center Robert Lang to a 2-year contract. “Robert gives us another offensive weapon at the center position,” said Tallon.
The Canadiens currently court the Czech defender Roman Hamrlik, who played with Flames of Calgary last year. According to what RDS learned, the Tricolour one is ahead of other teams.
Update: translation adjusted because Yves (in the comments) was nice enough to point out my dumb error. (oops!) Thanks!
Update 5:14pm ET:
From Habs Inside Out,
Canadiens General Manager Bob Gainey announced today the signing of free agent defenceman Roman Hamrlik to a four-year contract (2007-08 to 2010-11). As per club policy, financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed. Inside/Out will have salary details soon, and we’ll be on a conference call at 5:30 p.m. ET, posting Hamrlik’s comments shortly thereafter.
*also noted at RDS (French)
Note: Original time of this post was 3:46 ET.
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