News: Andy Miele re-signed Wednesday with the Red Wings on a one-year, $575,000 contract, Frank Seravalli of TSN reports. Analysis: After Andy Miele finished second in the AHL this past season with 70 points for Grand Rapids, the Red Wings elected to ink him to a one-way deal, which should afford him every opportunity to make the club out of training camp. It seems unlikely that Miele would claim a top-six role with the Red Wings even with a strong camp, but he at least offers the team plenty of offensive upside at a cheap price. Miele, 27, has previously appeared in 15 NHL games over the course of his career, failing to tally a goal and notching two assists.
News: Karri Ramo re-signed Wednesday with the Flames on a one-year, $3.8 million contract, Darren Dreger of TSN reports. Analysis: With two promising goalie prospects in the pipeline in Joni Ortio and Jon Gillies (the former of whom is signed to a one-way deal), it seemed unlikely heading into the summer that the Flames would find room to bring back Karri Ramo. In addition to Ortio and Ramo, the Flames also have Jonas Hiller under contract for 2015-16, which may force the team to trade one of the three goalies. Assuming Ramo sticks around, he should have a fair chance to compete with both Hiller and Ortio for regular starting duties, though it seems doubtful that he'll capture an overwhelming portion of any timeshare. Ramo went 15-9-3 with a 2.60 GAA and .912 save percentage over 34 appearances last season.
News: Patrick Eaves re-signed Wednesday with the Stars on a one-year, $1.15 million contract, Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News reports. Analysis: Health issues limited Patrick Eaves to just 47 games last season, but he turned in some of the most productive hockey of his career, tallying 14 goals and 27 points. Eaves' fantasy relevance for the coming season will likely hinge on him seeing more frequent ice time with top-line stars Tyler Seguin and Jamie Benn, but he'll probably have to hold off the likes of Valeri Nichushkin, Ales Hemsky, and Cody Eakin for those duties.
News: Mike Ribeiro re-signed Wednesday with the Predators on a two-year, $7 million contract, TSN's Aaron Ward reports. Analysis: The Predators were able to reach a deal with Mike Ribeiro shortly before he was set to hit unrestricted free agency, locking him back in as their No. 1 center. Skating alongside star rookie Filip Forsberg last season, the 35-year-old Ribeiro was able to revive his career, tallying 15 goals and 47 assists across 82 games. He should remain a useful fantasy commodity once again for what projects to be a strong Predators squad.
News: Kevin Bieksa signed a two-year, $8 million contract extension with the Ducks on Wednesday, Elliotte Friedman of Hockey Night in Canada reports. Analysis: Kevin Bieksa, who was acquired Tuesday from the Canucks for a 2016 second-round draft pick, was already under contract for 2015-16 at a cap hit of $4.6, so the extension will keep him in Anaheim until the summer of 2018. The 34-year-old Bieksa is expected to serve as a direct replacement for top-four defenseman Francois Beauchemin, who isn't expected to be retained in unrestricted free agency.
News: Artem Anisimov signed a five-year, $22.75 million contract extension with the Blackhawks on Wednesday, Darren Dreger of TSN reports. Analysis: Artem Anisimov, who was one of five players the Blackhawks received back in Tuesday's stunning deal that sent Brandon Saad to the Blue Jackets, is expected to slot in as the team's second or third-line center following the expected offseason departures of Brad Richards and Antoine Vermette. The 27-year-old hasn't tallied more than 45 points in any of his seven NHL seasons, but his steady play in all facets of the game should make him a useful piece in Chicago. Anisimov still has one year remaining on his previous deal with a cap hit of $3.28 million before the extension kicks in next summer and runs through the end of the 2020-21 campaign.
News: The Canucks re-signed Alex Biega to a one-year, two-way contract Tuesday, the Province reports. The deal is worth $600,000 at the NHL level. Analysis: Alex Biega, who notched a goal in seven games with the big club in 2014-15, spent most of the season with AHL Utica, where he recorded 19 points in 62 games. The 27-year-old is thus slated to reprise his role as a depth blueliner for the Canucks' organization.
News: Drew Stafford signed a two-year, $8.7 million deal to remain with the Jets on Tuesday, Sportsnet.ca's Elliotte Friedman reports. Analysis: The 29-year-old Drew Stafford, who was acquired from Buffalo in February, finished up the 2014-15 season with 18 goals and 43 points in 76 games overall, but his production picked up with the Jets (19 points in 26 games), earning him a nice two-year payday with the team in advance of free agency. He'll likely be ticketed for a second- or third-line role this coming season.
News: Dougie Hamilton signed a six-year, $34.5 million deal with the Flames on Tuesday, Yahoo! Sports reports. Analysis: Dougie Hamilton came over from Boston in a trade last week, and it appears he's viewed as a key part of the Flames' future. The 22-year-old, who showed flashes of promise as a member of the Bruins, notched 42 points in an average of 21:20 of ice time per game last season.
News: Martin Jones signed a three-year, $9 million contract with the Sharks on Tuesday, Kevin Kurz of CSN Bay Area reports. Analysis: Martin Jones has been a member of three different teams within less than a week, but in agreeing to the new contract, it appears he's finally settled on a permanent home. At a $3 million cap hit, Jones will be almost twice as expensive as holdover Alex Stalock ($1.6 million), but both goalies should have a legitimate chance at fighting for the No. 1 job. With the Sharks bringing in a new coach in Peter DeBoer, Stalock doesn't figure to be shown any loyalty as the incumbent, which should allow for the better of the two goalies in training camp to rise to the top of the depth chart to begin the season.