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A smattering of signings and buyouts

2018 NHL Draft - Rounds 2-7 Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images

Today at the World Junior Summer Showcase, Canada will take on Sweden at 1 p.m. while the United States will face Finland at 4 p.m. Both games will broadcast on NHL Network.

After shutting down the Finns on Wednesday, I seriously doubt that Spencer Knight will get the start today for the Americans. It’ll probably be Isaiah Seville or Dusti Wolf between the pipes. Perhaps we’ll see Knight again tomorrow in the final game against Canada.

Serron Noel scored twice against Finland yesterday, so perhaps he will be in the lineup again today for Canada. The Canadian brought a huge contingent of players, so it’s equally possible he too will sit and be back on Saturday.

Hockey Headlines

Remi Elie and the Buffalo Sabres have avoided arbitration with a one-year, two-way contract worth $700,000 at the NHL level. Elie suited up in 16 games for the Sabres during the 2018-19 campaign. (Die By The Blade)

The Calgary Flames placed defenseman Michael Stone on waivers for the purpose of buying him out. Stone only appeared in 14 games with the Flames last season. (Matchsticks and Gasoline)

Speaking of buyouts, the New York Rangers and defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk have officially parted ways. (Blueshirt Banter)

The Colorado Avalanche signed AJ Greer to a one-year, two-way contract worth$735,000 at the big-league level. Greer appeared in 15 games with the Avalanche last season and bagged his first NHL goal. (Mile High Hockey)

The St. Louis Blues signed Nikita Alexandrov to an entry-level contract. Alexandrov, an 18-year-old center, was selected in the second round (62nd overall) of the 2019 NHL Entry Draft. (Yardbarker)

Former Edmonton Oilers GM Peter Chiarelli and ex-Philadelphia Flyers GM Ron Hextall have interviewed for the recently vacated GM position with the Minnesota Wild, (Hockey Wilderness)

Remaining Arbitration Hearings

Buffalo Sabres: Linus Ullmark (August 2) Jake McCabe (August 4)

Carolina Hurricanes: Anton Forsberg (August 4)

Nashville Predators: Rocco Grimaldi (August 4)

St. Louis Blues: Joel Edmundson (August 4)

* 35 of the 40 players who filed have signed new contracts