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Phoenix Coyotes General Manager Don Maloney announced today that the Coyotes have re-signed left wing Daniel Carcillo to a two-year contract. As per club policy, terms of the contract were not disclosed.
“We are very pleased to have signed Daniel Carcillo to a new contract,” said Maloney. “He is a key member of our team who brings a unique combination of toughness, speed and skill to the lineup.”
from the Phoenix Coyotes,
Coyotes center Martin Hanzal is scheduled to undergo surgery Thursday morning to repair a herniated disk in his back.
By having the procedure done now, back specialist Dr. Robert Watkins believes Hanzal, 21, will have enough time to rehabilitate and be ready for the start of training camp in mid-September.
via press release:
Phoenix Coyotes General Manager Don Maloney announced today that the Coyotes have signed right wing Brian McGrattan to a one-year contract. As per club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.
McGrattan, 26, was acquired from the Ottawa Senators on June 25, 2008 in exchange for a fifth round pick in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft.
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.
via press release from the Phoenix Coyotes,
Phoenix Coyotes General Manager Don Maloney announced today that the Coyotes have signed defenseman David Hale to a two-year contract. As per club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.
From TSN’s ticker:
Phoenix signs UFA forward Todd Fedoruk to a 3 year deal (undisclosed)
Phoenix Coyotes General Manager Don Maloney announced today that the Coyotes have signed defenseman Kurt Sauer to a four-year contract. As per club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.
“We are excited to add Kurt to our defensive corps,” said Maloney. “We see him as someone who can match up against top forwards and handle a lot of ice time.”
—From the Phoenix Coyotes
via Sportsnet’s Tracker, Radim Vrbata to the Tampa Bay Lightning
Update 1:05pm ET: Sportsnet:
The Tampa Bay Lightning have signed free agent forward Radim Vrbata to a three-year, $9 million contract, Sportsnet has learned.
from Matt Paulson of the East Valley Tribune,
There are a few high-end defensemen on the market such as Brian Campbell and Wade Redden, but Phoenix’s salary structure dictates signing mid-level guys such as Ron Hainsey or Andrej Meszaros. Both made under $1 million last season. They figure to receive substantial raises but could still work in Phoenix even if their salaries tripled.
If the Coyotes want to spend a little more, physical, stay-at-home defenseman Brooks Orpik would seem a good fit.
Maloney has said Phoenix’s payroll will once again be near the league minimum, which this season will be $40.7 million — the cap is $56.7 million — so that gives him at least $6 million to work with since the team’s cap hit is currently around $34 million.
from Jim Gintonio of the Arizona Republic,
Left wing Mathias Tjarnqvist, an unrestricted free agent who was one of the Coyotes’ top penalty killers a year ago, became a victim of the numbers game on a young team, and it appears doubtful that he will be returning.
The NHL free agency period begins Tuesday, and Tjarnqvist, along with the team’s other UFAs, forward Radim Vrbata and Craig Weller, will be testing the open market.
General Manager Don Maloney continues his talks with Vrbata’s agent, Rich Evans.
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