Summertime, and the livin’ is easy... Well, not so much, as we still have roundabout two months to go before the Florida Panthers open the 2019-2020 campaign on October 3, against who else, the Tampa Bay Lightning.
Let’s play catch up with the recent doings around the N.H.L.
After going through the arbitration process with the St. Louis Blues, defenseman Joel Edmundson has been awarded a one-year contract worth $3.1 million. Edmundson chipped in seven points in the Blues’ Stanley Cup run. (St. Louis Game Time)
Carolina Hurricanes goaltending prospect Anton Forsberg was awarded a new one-year, one-way deal worth $775,000 in arbitration. Carolina acquired the 26-year-old Swede from the Chicago Blackhawks as part of the Calvin de Haan trade. (Canes Country)
Former Cat Rocco Grimaldi ink a new one-year deal worth $1 million with the Nashville Predators after going through arbitration on Sunday. Grimaldi put up five goals and 13 points in 53 games with the Predators last season. (On The Forecheck)
The San Jose Sharks acquired Trevor Carrick from the Carolina Hurricanes for Kyle Wood in a swap of AHL defensemen, and signed him to a two-year, two-way deal. Carrick spent last season with the Charlotte Checkers while Wood recorded 35 points in 68 games for the San Jose Barracuda (Fear The Fin) (Canes Country)
ICYMI, the Tampa Bay Lightning added recently buyout casualty Kevin Shattenkirk on a one-year deal worth $1.75 million. The Bolts have been interested in the veteran blue-liner for quite some time. (Raw Charge)