News: Matt Hunwick signed a two-year, $2.4 million deal with the Maple Leafs on Wednesday, TSN.ca reports. Analysis: Matt Hunwick, who notched two goals and nine assists to go along with a plus-17 rating in 55 games for the Rangers this past season, adds veteran depth to a Leafs' blue line that also has Dion Phaneuf, Jake Gardiner, Morgan Rielly, Stephane Robidas, Roman Polak and Tim Erixon under contract for the 2015-16 season, but he remains off the fantasy radar in most formats, despite the change of scenery.
News: Taylor Chorney signed a one-year, $700,000 contract with the Capitals on Wednesday, Alex Prewitt of the Washington Post reports. Analysis: The one-way nature of the contract was probably the most important factor for Taylor Chorney, who couldn't receive that guarantee from the Penguins. The 28-year-old Chorney totaled 19 points and 42 PIM with AHL Wilkes-Barre/Scranton last season, but he'll aim to stick around in a depth role with the Capitals, who are bidding a due to a number of defensemen in free agency this summer.
News: Stanislav Galiev re-signed Wednesday with the Capitals on a two-year, $1.15 million contract, Alex Prewitt of the Washington Post reports. Analysis: Stanislav Galiev's contract will be a two-way deal for the upcoming season, and a one-way pact for 2016-17. The 23-year-old Russian left winger raised his stock at AHL Hershey last season after tallying 25 goals and 45 points in 67 games, and could be given the chance to compete for a roster spot with the Capitals in training camp. He ended up skating in two games for the parent club in 2014-15, notching his first career goal in an April 8 match against the Rangers.
News: Yannick Weber signed a one-year deal to remain with the Canucks on Wednesday, the Vancouver Sun reports. Analysis: Yannick Weber, who recorded 11 goals and 21 points in 65 games for the Canucks this past season, is slated to earn $1.5 million this coming season. He should continue to remain on the fantasy radar this coming season in his return to Vancouver, on the heels of recording a career-high five power play goals for the team in 2014-15.
News: Matt Halischuk re-signed Wednesday with the Jets on a one-year, two-way contract, Sara Orlesky of TSN reports. The deal is worth $750,000 at the NHL level. Analysis: Matt Halischuk only produced three goals and eight points in 47 games last season while averaging less than 10 minutes of ice time per contest in a bottom-six role. Coach Paul Maurice likes Halischuk's ability to play both left and right wing, but that versatility isn't likely to translate into an notable offensive production this coming season.
News: Adam Pardy (shoulder) re-signed Wednesday with the Jets on a one-year, $1 million contract, Aaron Ward of TSN reports. Analysis: The Jets' current roster is a bit overloaded on blueliners, but Adam Pardy's cheap contract will enable the team to keep him around as a depth defender. The 31-year-old, who is coming off April shoulder surgery, should be healthy for training camp, but projects as little more than a bottom-pair or No. 7 defenseman. He appeared in 55 games for the Jets last season, scoring no goals and notching nine assists.
News: Thomas Greiss signed a two-year, $3 million deal with the Islanders on Wednesday, Newsday's Arthur Staple reports. Analysis: The 29-year-old Thomas Greiss compiled a 9-6-3 record, to go along with 2.59 GAA and .908 save percentage for the Penguins last season, while backing up Marc-Andre Fleury. He'll now fill a similar role with the Islanders, while slated to work behind Jaroslav Halak.
News: Francois Beauchemin signed a three-year, $13.5 million contract with the Avalanche on Wednesday, Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reports. Analysis: Francois Beauchemin will give the Avs an experienced, left-handed defender to pair up with the team's most dynamic offensive talent on the blue line, Tyson Barrie. Coach Patrick Roy will largely task Beauchemin will providing sound play in front of netminder Semyon Varlamov, who was routinely barraged by shot attempts last season. At 35 years old, Beauchemin is probably on the downside of his career, but still possesses enough skill as a hitter and shot blocker to help upgrade the Avs' overall defense.
News: Mikael Granlund re-signed Wednesday with the Wild on a two-year, $6 million contract extension, Michael Russo of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports. Analysis: Mikael Granlund, who was a restricted free agent, is expected to enter next season as the Wild's top center, pivoting a line that includes Zach Parise and Jason Pominville. The 22-year-old tallied eight goals and 31 points in 68 games in 2014-15, nearly identical production to what he posted a season earlier.
News: The Red Wings re-signed Tom McCollum to a one-year contract Wednesday, the team's official site reports. Analysis: The 25-year-old Tom McCollum -- who saw action in two games with the big club in 2014-15 -- appeared in 37 contests for AHL Grand Rapids last season, recording a 19-11-7 record, to go along with a 2.40 goals-against average and a .916 save percentage. He'll reprise his role as a depth goalie for the Wings' organization.