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Blake Speaks

From Rich Hammond at Inside the Kings,

Just got off a conference call with Rob Blake, who says the Kings never made him an offer. (Left unsaid was that Blake’s agent apparently talked to the Kings on July 1 and asked for $4 million). Before Blake got on the call, San Jose general manager Doug Wilson said he called Blake’s agent on July 1 to inquire about Blake’s services. Here’s some quotes from Blake…

On not getting an offer: “No, i didn’t receive [an offer] from the Kings. As time went past on July 1… I made a decision a few weeks ago, a month ago, that i wanted to play again. That wasn’t going to be happen in L.A. and I had to start looking elsewhere.’‘

read on

Note: Blake was signed for one-year at $5 million earlier today.

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Coyotes Re-Sign Matt Jones

via press release:

Phoenix Coyotes General Manager Don Maloney announced today that the Coyotes have re-signed defenseman Matt Jones to a two-year contract. As per club policy, terms of the contract were not disclosed.

Jones, 24, played 45 games with the Coyotes last season, registering 0-2-2 and 10 penalty minutes (PIM). The 6-foot, 215-pound defenseman also played in five games with the San Antonio Rampage (AHL) last season.

Update 6:48pm ET: More at the Phoenix Coyotes site.

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Peca Close To Re-signing With Columbus

from Puck-rakers,

The Blue Jackets are talking to center Michael Peca about returning to the club, The Dispatch has learned. A deal could be announced soon, NHL sources say, perhaps as early as today.

I talked to Peca this afternoon, and he confirmed his desire to join the Blue Jackets. He also said he wants to sign for more than one season and “be a part of something special.”

more

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Rory Signs with the Panthers

From Kevin Oklobzija at the Democrat and Chronicle:

Rory Fitzpatrick, who spent much of last season in the American Hockey League, agreed today to terms on a two-way contract with the NHL’s Florida Panthers.

Fitzpatrick, 33, will very likely play much of next season with the Rochester Americans, unless Florida suffers injuries on its defense or he performs exceptionally well in training camp.

 

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Canadiens Sign Marc Denis

Noted on Sportsnet’s tracker, Marc Denis has been signed to a two-way, one year deal with the Montreal Canadiens.

Update 5:39pm ET: From the Montreal Canadiens

Montreal Canadiens General Manager Bob Gainey announced today the signing of free agent goaltender Marc Denis to a one-year, two-way contract (2008-09). As per club policy, financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

 

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Blues Sign Yan Stastny

via press release:

St. Louis Blues President John Davidson announced today that the club has re-signed forward Yan Stastny to a two-year deal.

“Yan can play many roles within our organization,” said Davidson.  “He has skill, is great at faceoffs and can kill penalties.”

Update 2:02am July 4th— Stastny’s 08/09 salary is being listed at $710,000. No figure available for year two.

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Fedorov & Capitals Still Talking

from Tarik El-Bashir of Capitals Insider,

The talks with UFA center Sergei Fedorov are moving in a positive direction. “We’ve talked Sergei,” McPhee said. “He wants to come here and is willing to wait until some of the dust settles. We’ll continue to talk to him, but we’re pretty confident that we’ll get something done here.”

more on the Caps including Matt Cooke will not be returning…

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Rob Blake Signed by San Jose

via Inside the Kings,

I have an unconfirmed report, from a source very close to Rob Blake, that he has signed with San Jose for $5 million.

Update 5:19pm ET: Confirmed by Inside the Kings:

Rob Blake has signed with San Jose, apparently for one year and $5 million. I’ve confirmed this with two sources close to the situation but the Sharks have yet to release word of this.

Update 6:02pm ET: TSN reports this as breaking news, “TSN has learned the San Jose Sharks have signed defenceman Rob Blake to a one-year deal.”

Update 6:06pm ET: From David Pollack at Working the Corners

Expect the official announcement in about an hour, but the Sharks have signed veteran defenseman Rob Blake to a one-year, $5 million contract.

Sharks GM Doug Wilson declined to discuss the impending announcement of what will be the Sharks’ first free-agent signing of the summer, saying it was “a little premature.” But he didn’t shoot down the report that first surfaced on a Southern California web site.

A “Southern California web site”? Is it that hard to provide credit?? Sheesh.

Update 6:09pm ET: San Jose Sharks press release below.

 

Continue Reading »

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Toronto Re-Signs Dominic Moore, 1 Year

Noted on the Sportsnet tracker, Dominic Moore has been re-signed by the Toronto Maple Leafs for 1 year.

More later.

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No More NYR Option for Jagr

From the CP via Sportsnet:

During a conference call, general manager Glen Sather said that the Naslund signing means that Jaromir Jagr will not be back with the Rangers next season.

Update 5:31pm ET: The link at Sportsnet.ca has changed the content we cited, noting that Jagr will be back now. Numerous other sources contradict this (agreeing with Sportsnet’s original wording) and so it seems likely that Sportsnet or the CP have just made an error.

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