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Update On The Restricted Free Agents

via Pierre LeBrun of ESPN,

The top unsigned player in the NHL is forward Jamie Benn, and he wasn’t at the opening of Dallas Stars camp Sunday....  

"I’m optimistic that we’ll have him back on the team, but it won’t be today," Stars GM Joe Nieuwendyk told ESPN.com on Sunday morning. "We’ll focus on the guys we have here because it’s a short camp and we need to get ready. But in the meantime, certainly we’ll keep working away at trying to get Jamie re-signed." 

The No. 2 name among unsigned players is blueliner P.K. Subban. Things can obviously change quickly with one phone call, but as of Sunday morning my understanding was that things were not close on that front; both sides were still far apart. 

On the flip side, Michael Del Zotto was at Rangers camp Sunday as he agreed to a two-year deal worth an average of $2.55 million per season. That’s an important signing for the Cup-contending Rangers. 

added 2:15pm,


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Hootinani's avatar

There is no way in hell Ryan O’Reilly is worth 5mil/yr.  I’m sure the Russians would love to keep spending their country’s money on him though.

Posted by Hootinani from the parade following Babs out of town on 01/13/13 at 04:03 PM ET

NIVO's avatar

Some of these guys arent aware the caps going down next year it seems. Paychecks arent what they were last season. Less for more seasons, not more for less.

Posted by NIVO from underpants gnome village on 01/13/13 at 05:43 PM ET

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