News: James Wright signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Islanders on Thursday. Analysis: James Wright skated in the KHL last season, posting 19 points in 53 games for Zagreb Medvescak. He's previously appeared in 146 NHL games with the Jets and Lightning, but the Islanders seem to be viewing him strictly as a depth option for their AHL squad.
News: Bracken Kearns signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Islanders on Thursday. Analysis: The 34-year-old Bracken Kearns played overseas last season, racking up 20 points in 45 games in the Finnish Elite League. He'll serve as a depth option on the wing for the Islanders at AHL Bridgeport.
News: Ben Holmstrom signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Islanders on Thursday. Analysis: Ben Holmstrom suited up for AHL Charlotte in the Hurricanes organization last season, accruing five goals and 15 assists in 62 games. He'll function as forward depth in the minors for the Islanders.
News: Max Reinhart signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Predators on Thursday. Analysis: The 23-year-old signs one day after being sent from Calgary to Nashville for a conditional fourth-round draft pick. Max Reinhart has seen the ice in 23 NHL games over the past three seasons with the Flames, so although he'll get a chance to compete for a roster spot with the Predators, it's likely he'll start the season with AHL Milwaukee.
News: Jaime Sifers signed a two-year, two-way contract with the Blue Jackets on Thursday. Analysis: The 32-year-old defenseman totaled three goals and 19 assists in 76 games during the 2014-15 season with AHL Springfield. The veteran, who has appeared in 37 NHL games throughout his career, slots in as a depth blueliner for the Blue Jackets.
News: Conor Allen signed a one-year, two-way contract with Nashville on Thursday. Analysis: Conor Allen, who recorded 11 goals and 34 points to go along with 113 PIM in 72 games for AHL Hartford last season, has seen action in seven NHL games to date, without recording a point. The 25-year-old will provide the Preds' organization with blue line depth.
News: Gabriel Bourque signed a one-year, $866,250 contract with Nashville on Thursday. Analysis: The 24-year-old Gabriel Bourque, who has 220 NHL regular season games under his belt, is thus in line to reprise his bottom-six forward role with the Preds, on the heels of a 2014-15 campaign in which he notched 13 points and 10 PIM in 69 games.
News: Mark Barberio signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Canadiens on Wednesday, Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reports. Analysis: Mark Barberio will likely be given the chance in training camp to compete for a spot as the Canadiens' seventh defenseman. The 25-year-old saw ice time in 52 games for the Lightning last season, providing one goal and six assists.
News: Dylan Reese re-signed with the Coyotes on a one-year, two-way contract Wednesday, Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports. Analysis: Dylan Reese, 30, has 78 career NHL appearances on his ledger, but has settled into a minor-league depth role at this point. He'll spend a second straight season in the Arizona organization after recording 10 goals and 40 points in 72 contests for AHL Portland in 2014-15.
News: Steven Oleksy signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Penguins on Wednesday, Alex Prewitt of the Washington Post reports. Analysis: Though the Penguins aren't likely suffer as much depletion to their defensive depth as they noticed this past season, Steven Oleksy will provide the team with another body in the event a call-up is needed on the blue line. The 29-year-old is expected to report to AHL Scranton/Wilkes-Barre this season, after appearing in 68 games for the Capitals' minor-league affiliate in Hershey in 2014-15.