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.
News: Luke Adam agreed to terms with the Rangers on Friday. Analysis: The 25-year-old spent most of last season in the AHL, appearing in 73 games for the Rochester Americans and registering 16 goals and 26 assists. He saw time in only three NHL games for Columbus, recording four penalty minutes. Luke Adam will likely again see time at both the AHL and NHL levels next season.
News: Jordan Caron signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Blues on Thursday. Analysis: Jordan Caron saw time with the Bruins and Avalanche last season, but failed to register a single point in 30 games. The Blues boast an overwhelming stable of talent at forward, so it seems unlikely that he'll be able to claim a roster spot with the team out of training camp. Look for him to head to AHL Chicago to open the 2015-16 campaign.
News: Robert Bortuzzo agreed to a two-year, $2.1 million contract with the Blues on Thursday, Jeremy Rutherford of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports. Analysis: The Blues elected to retain both Robert Bortuzzo and Chris Butler in free agency, likely ensuring that both players will compete for the sixth defenseman spot during training camp. In 51 games spent with the Penguins and Blues last season, Bortuzzo compiled three goals, five assists, and 93 PIM.