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Some of the latest Atlantic-flavored news from around the NHL

The Florida Panthers were quiet over the holiday weekend, but there were still some doings around the NHL worth noting.

In news we were waiting for to happen, the Montreal Canadiens won’t be getting Sebastien Aho, as the Carolina Hurricanes officially matched the offer sheet (Canes Country)

A couple first rounders from the 2019 NHL Entry Draft have signed entry-level contracts.

The Edmonton Oilers signed defenseman Philip Broberg, the 8th overall pick. Broberg is slated to play in the Swedish Hockey League next season. (Copper And Blue)

Arizona came to terms with defenseman Victor Soderstrom. The Coyotes traded up from 14th to 11th to select him. (Arizona Sports)

The Buffalo Sabres added Marcus Johannson to its forward ranks. Johannson was solid contributor to the Boston Bruins run to the Stanley Cup final. (Die By The Blade)

Gemel Smith signed a one-year, two-way deal with the Tampa Bay Lightning. Smith spent time with the Dallas Stars and Boston last season. (Raw Charge)

The Boston Bruins signed winger Peter Cehlarik to a one-tear, two-way extension. Cehlarik appeared in 20 games with the parent Bruins last season, scoring four goals and two assists. (Stanley Cup of Chowder)

Tourism, Culture and Sport Minister Lisa MacLeod blasted Ottawa Senators owner Eugene Melnyk at a recent Rolling Stones concert. (Sportsnet)

Speaking of the Senators, they re-signed defenseman Christian Wolanin to a two-year extension. The deal is two-way the first year and one-way in the second year. (Silver Seven)