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Tuesday Player Movement

from Sportsnet, The Flyers have agreed to multi year deals with big defensemen, Derian Hatcher, Mike Rathje and Chris Therien. update to the Philly story, 12:06pm The Flyers also re-signed Phantoms forward Jon Sim to a a one-way NHL contract. Sim played with Hatcher in Dallas. To make cap room for all four players, the Flyers traded defenseman Danny Markov to the Nashville Predators, according to league sources. That trade will be announced later today. 9:51am, The Chicago Blackhawks have signed free agent defenseman Adrian Aucoin to a four year deal worth $16-million, TSN has learned. 12:28pm, Sportsnet reporting Holik signs with Atlanta. 12:44pm, Still not official from msnbc, The Boston Bruins are close to signing 35-year-old center Mike Modano to a free-agent deal, beating out the Atlanta Thrashers and Pittsburgh Penguins, a Canadian website reported Tuesday. RDS.ca, a French language website affiliated with TSN.ca, reported the news, citing no sources. TSN.ca provided the translation. 1:11pm, Wings sign Yzerman to one year deal, will be announced today. 2:18pm, Bruins sign Murray and McEachern. 3:02pm, Sportsnet has learned that Pavol Demitra has signed with the L.A. Kings. 6:26pm, Martin Gelinas signs with Florida per Sportsnet FA tracker. 7:05pm, Tony Amonte signs with Flames, 2yrs, $1.8 mil per year. 7:10pm, Brian Boucher re-signs with Coyotes. from azcentral, Phoenix re-signed its starting goalie to a one-year contract Tuesday. 7:15pm. Stillman to Canes. 7:20pm, Marek Malik signs with Rangers. This has been posted at the NHLPA site all day, but now it is official. 7:21pm, The Islanders have signed unrestricted free agent defenseman Alexei Zhitnik to a four-year contract. 7:28pm, New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that the club has signed unrestricted free agent forward Martin Straka. 7:35pm, Dave Scatchcard signs with Boston. I know he had said he signed with an Eastern Conference team, just received confirmation it is Boston. 7:41pm, New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that the club has re-signed restricted free agent goaltender Kevin Weekes. Some other player transactions have taken place, so make sure you check out the TSN Tracker for all the tranactions. I try to post the "name" transactions but may have missed some of your favorite players. 8:22pm, McCarty signed a two-year deal for $1.6 million ($800,000 per season) with the Flames. I have moved the Modano story to a regular post. I am still not comvinced that the deal is 100% complete.

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