Friday Caterwaul: Florida Panthers Open Forum

Blackhawks dump Hossa contract in the desert

Frequent trade partners, the Arizona Coyotes and Chicago Blackhawks completed a deal that saw the Desert Dogs acquire the final three years of Marian Hossa’s contract. In the seven-player trade that also included two draft picks, the Blackhawks received forward Marcus Kruger. as the big piece coming back.  Chicago sent Vinnie Hinostroza and defenseman Jordan Oesterle to the Coyotes and received prospects MacKenzie Entwistle and Jordan Maletta and AHL player Andrew Campbell in return. Arizona also received a third-round pick in the 2019 draft while the Blackhawks get a fifth-round selection in the same draft. (Second City Hockey)

The Winnipeg Jets agreed to terms with goaltender Connor Hellebuyck on a six-year, $37 million deal, Hellebuyck finished second in voting for the Vezina Trophy last season. (Arctic Ice Hockey)

Veteran defender Jamie Oleksiak inked a new three-year contact with an AAV of $2,137,500 to stay with the Pittsburgh Penguins. (Pensburgh)

The Carolina Hurricanes re-signed Lucas Wallmark and former Panther Greg McKegg to new deals on Thursday. (Canes Country)

Defenseman Reece Wilcox remained property of the Philadelphia Flyers, signing a new two-year, two-way contract. (NBC Sports Philadelphia)

The Flyers also re-signed forward Daniel Martel to a one-year, two-way deal. Martel played in four games with Philadelphia last season. (CBS Sports)

Cody McLeod signed a one-year, $750K contract with the New York Rangers. The Rangers claimed the enforcer off waivers from the Nashville Predators in January. (Blueshirt Banter)

The Buffalo Sabres re-signed center Sean Malone to a one-year, two-year deal. Malone produced 22 points (12G/10A) with the Rochester Americans in 2017-18. (Die By The Blade)

Goaltender Philippe Desrosiers signed on for another year with the Dallas Stars organization. Desrosiers appeared in 36 games with the ECHL’s Idaho Steelheads and 2 games with AHL Texas. (Dallas Morning News)