News: Alexander Semin is "progressing as expected" following wrist surgery, according to Hurricanes' general manager Ron Francis, and is on schedule for the start of training camp. Analysis: He had 20 goals and 42 points in 65 games last season, but that was a far cry from his best production. And he has never played more than 77 games in any regular season. He'll need better luck to return to the point-per-game plateau, but a healthy wrist to start the season is better than we expected.
News: The Stars signed Cameron Gaunce to a one-year, two-way contract on Friday. Analysis: The 24-year-old defenseman appeared in nine NHL games last season, totaling nine shots, seven penalty minutes, and a plus-1 rating. He spent most of the season with the AHL Stars where he led the team with a plus-15 rating to go along with three goals and 15 assists through 65 games.
News: Richard Panik inked a one-year, two-way deal with the Lightning on Friday, Erik Erlendsson of The Tampa Tribune reports. Analysis: Richard Panik will rejoin the team that he tallied three goals and 10 assists for last season over 50 games. His level of production dipped from the previous season where he tallied nine points in half the games, but the Lightning likely believe they can get more out of the 23-year-old winger.
News: David Moss signed a one-year deal with the Coyotes on Friday, Sarah McLellan of The Arizona Republic reports. Analysis: David Moss had a week to sign with a NHL team after signing with a Swiss team on July 10, and it didn't take long to find one. The 32-year-old winger re-signed with the team he tallied 22 points (eight goals and 14 assists) over 79 games last season.
News: Jamie Devane signed a two-year contract with the Maple Leafs on Friday. Analysis: Jamie Devane played in two games for the Maple Leafs, failing to record a point in either game. The 23-year-old spent a majority of the season with AHL Toronto and tallied four goals and four assists over 55 games while racking up a team-high 146 penalty minutes.
News: Brian Boyle acknowledged he passed up more money from the Maple Leafs to sign his three-year, $6 million deal with the Lightning, reports the Tampa Bay Times. Analysis: Part of the decision was the raving former -- and now current -- teammate Ryan Callahan had done about the Bolts, and part was the fact that his brand-new wife is from Orlando. But clearly, the Leafs have had yet another snub from an NHLer -- money isn't enough to draw them to the so-called center of the hockey universe. Wow.
News: The Lightning have re-signed Philippe Paradis to a one-year deal, reports TSN.ca. Terms were not released. Analysis: He had six goals and 15 points in 56 AHL games last season and is expected to provide complementary scoring depth at that level in 2014-15.
News: Brenden Morrow (foot) signed a one-year deal with the Lightning on Friday, Stephen Whyno of The Canadian Press reports. Analysis: Brenden Morrow scored 25 points (13 goals) for the Blues last season before an April foot injury sidelined him for the remainder of the playoff series against the Blackhawks. The 35-year-old will provide depth at the wings for Tampa Bay.
News: Brandon Dubinsky (ankle) signed a six-year extension with the Blue Jackets on Friday, the Columbus Dispatch reports. Analysis: Brandon Dubinsky had a career-best season in 2013-14 for the Jackets, scoring 16 goals and adding a career-high 34 helpers. The 28-year-old will earn approximately $5.85 million per season, and the deal will keep him under contract with the club through 2020-21. Although he had a minor ankle procedure this offseason, the center is expected to be ready for the beginning of the 2014-15 campaign.
News: Philip Samuelsson has signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Penguins. Analysis: The 22-year-old blueliner saw action in five games with the big club in 2013-14, but spent the bulk of the season with AHL Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, where he notched 22 points in 64 games. He'll compete for a depth spot on the Pittsburgh back line in training camp this fall.