News: Yann Danis signed a one-year, two-way deal with the Devils on Friday, Tom Gulitti of The Record reports. Analysis: Yann Danis will likely begin the season in the AHL, and he's unlikley to make much of an impact at the NHL level.
News: Byron Froese signed a two-year, two-way deal with Toronto on Friday. Analysis: Byron Froese spent last season in the AHL and ECHL, most notably appearing in 46 games for the Toronto Marlies. The 24-year-old will likely remain in the minors to begin next season.
News: Blair Jones signed a with the Canucks on Friday. Analysis: Blair Jones spent most of last season in the AHL, playing 33 games and scoring 21 points for Lehigh Valley. He saw time in four NHL games for the Flyers, recording two penalty minutes and a minus-4 rating.
News: Dmitrij Jaskin signed a one-year deal with the Blues on Friday. Analysis: As a rookie last season, Dmitrij Jaskin scored 13 goals to go with five assists in 54 games. The 2011 second-round pick had a plus-7 rating and 16 penalty minutes.
News: Brandon Saad signed a six-year, $36 million deal with the Blue Jackets on Friday, Yahoo! Sports reports. Analysis: Brandon Saad, who was acquired in a trade with the Blackhawks earlier in the week, will make roughly $6 million per year despite never reaching the 30 goal plateau. He's just 22 years old, however, so Buffalo is betting that he'll continue to improve. Saad should team with Ryan Johansen to form a formidable tandem on the Blue Jackets' first line.
News: Carlo Colaiacovo agreed to a one-year deal with the Sabres on Friday. Analysis: The defenseman appeared in 33 games for the Flyers last season, notching eight points and 10 penalty minutes. The veteran has also spent time with the Blues, Red Wings and Maple Leafs during his 12-year career.
News: Andrew Desjardins re-signed with the Blackhawks on Friday, ESPN reports. Analysis: Andrew Desjardins will return to Chicago on a two-year deal that will pay him an average of $800,000 per season. The 28-year-old came over at the trade dead line from San Jose last season and was a plus-1 in 13 regular season contests. In 21 playoff appearances, Desjardins notched a goal and three assists.
News: Ryan O'Reilly, recently acquired by the Sabres over draft weekend, signed a long-term extension with the team Friday, The Buffalo News reports. Analysis: The team paid a pretty hefty price for Ryan O'Reilly (and Jamie McGinn), moving defenseman Nikita Zadorov, forward Mikhail Grigorenko, prospect J.T. Compher, and the 31st overall pick in the 2015 Draft. So it's no surprise they wanted to lock him in for the long haul, in a deal that's expected to be for over $7 million a season when officially announced. O'Reilly is expected to center the top line, with rookie Jack Eichel quarterbacking the No. 2 line as the Sabres try to pull off a quick, successful rebuild.
News: John Ramage signed a one-year, two-way deal with the Blue Jackets on Friday, NHL.com reports. Analysis: John Ramage was not tendered a qualifying offer by the Flames last month, making him an unrestricted free agent. The defenseman spent the majority of the season at AHL Adirondack, tallying three goals and 12 assists in 57 games. He'll likely spend the bulk of 2015-16 in the AHL.
News: Jake Allen signed a two-year extension with the Blues on Friday, NHL.com repots. Analysis: The 24-year-old led all Blues goalies with 22 wins last season while posting a 2.28 GAA and .913 save percentage. He'll remain the unquestioned No. 1 goalie for the Blues going forward.