Peter Holland
Maple Leafs' Peter Holland: Inks deal with Maple Leafs
Peter Holland, C, TOR
10:20 AM
News: Holland (concussion) avoided arbitration and settled on a one-year, $1.3 million deal with Toronto on Monday, Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet reports.

It seems the Leafs move to waive Holland helped to move the two sides closer as they were able to finalize a new deal prior to Monday's arbitration hearing. Given the shuffling on Toronto's roster due to their rebuild, it is hard to pin down what to expect for the 25-year-old in terms of ice time, however fantasy owners probably shouldn't expect too much beyond his 27 point 2015-16 campaign.

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Brayden Schenn
Flyers' Brayden Schenn: Re-signs with Flyers
Brayden Schenn, C, PHI
9:40 AM
News: Schenn (suspension) finalized a new four-year contract with the Flyers on Monday just before a scheduled arbitration hearing.

Schenn, who will miss the first three games of the 2016-17 season due to an illegal check, reached career highs in both goals (26) and assists (33), as well as power-play points (22). While fans may think the contract is a little high, fantasy owners primary concern is that the 24-year-old has secured a long-term deal and can focus on producing at the rink. Given his youth, the Saskatchewan native is certainly worth considering in dynasty or keeper leagues as well as a slightly cheaper option in daily lineups.

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Jordan Schroeder
Wild's Jordan Schroeder: Avoids arbitration with one-year extension
Jordan Schroeder, C, MIN
7/23/2016
News: Schroeder re-signed with the Wild on Saturday, agreeing to a one-year, two-way contract, Tim Wharnsby of CBC Sports reports. The deal is worth $650,000 at the NHL level and $275,000 in the AHL.

Schroeder was waived Tuesday, but he went unclaimed and it had been a race against time to get the 25-year-old center under contract to avoid an arbitration hearing on July 27. Despite Schroeder's high draft standing -- he was Vancouver's first-round (22nd overall) pick in 2009 -- we've yet to see him exceed double-digits in points over the course of a single season. Schroeder's untapped potential makes him worth keeping an eye on, yet he's waiver fodder unless we start seeing much more offense.

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Kael Mouillierat
Kael Mouillierat: Signs with Swedish League team
Kael Mouillierat, C, PIT
7/21/2016
News: Mouillierat inked a deal with Lulea of the Swedish Hockey League on Thursday.

Mouillierat, a Minnesota State product, saw action in just one game for Pittsburgh this past season and spent the bulk of his time in AHL Wilkes-Barre/Scranton. In the minors the 28-year-old tallied 18 goals and 27 assists along with 89 PIM. This will be the winger's first taste of European hockey and he will have to really step up his game if he wants to earn his way back onto an NHL roster.

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Mikhail Grigorenko
Avalanche's Mikhail Grigorenko: Inks one-year deal with Colorado
Mikhail Grigorenko, C, COL
7/20/2016
News: Grigorenko signed a one-year, $1.3 million contract with the Avalanche on Wednesday, Tim Wharnsby of CBC Sports reports.

Grigorenko was solid in a limited role with Colorado last season, notching 27 points (six goals, 21 assists) while averaging 13:16 of ice time over 74 games. The 22-year-old forward will likely slot into a bottom-six role with the Avalanche in 2016-17, and should be similarly productive barring injury.

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Brad Richards
Brad Richards: Announces retirement after 15 seasons
Brad Richards, C, DET
7/20/2016
News: Richards will retire from the NHL it was announced Wednesday after a 15-year career that included two Stanley Cup championships.

Richards was selected by Tampa Bay 64th overall in the 1998 NHL Draft after three seasons in the QMJHL where he averaged 144 points per year. The center would remain with the Lightning through the 07-08 season and helping them lift Lord Stanley's Cup in 2004 on his way to winning the Lady Byng and Conn Smythe trophies for sportsmanship and postseason MVP respectively. After several successful season with the Stars and Rangers, the 36-year-old once again ended the year on top as a member of the Chicago Blackhawks 2014-15 championship while tallying 37 points in 76 games. All told, Richards ends his career with 298 goals and 634 helpers during the regular season and adding another 37 markers and 68 assists during the playoffs.

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Marcus Johansson
Capitals' Marcus Johansson: Re-signs three-year deal with Capitals
Marcus Johansson, C, WAS
7/20/2016
News: According to general manager Brian MacLellan, the Capitals re-signed Johansson to a three-year, $13.75 million contract on Wednesday.

Johannson filed for arbitration at the beginning of July in hopes that he would land a longer term deal after a season in which he posted 46 points (17 goals, 29 assists) in 74 total games for the Capitals in 2015-16. He will now earn $4.25 million in 2016-17, and $4.75 million in the remaining two years of his three-year deal with the Capitals.

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Kyle Chipchura
Kyle Chipchura: Inks deal with Russian club
Kyle Chipchura, C, ARI
7/19/2016
News: Chipchura signed a contract with Slovan Bratislava of Russia's KHL on Monday, TSN reports.

Chipchura was selected 18th overall by Montreal in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft, but struggled to live up to the lofty standards expected from such a high draft pick. While serving in a bottom-six role, his 2015-16 campaign with Arizona included four goals, eight assists and a minus-10 rating in 70 games.

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Derick Brassard
Senators' Derick Brassard: Shipped off to Ottawa
Derick Brassard, C, OTT
7/18/2016
News: Brassard was traded to the Senators by the Rangers on Monday along with a 2018 seventh round pick in a swap for Mika Zibanejad and a 2018 second round pick.

Brassard could be considered upgrade for Ottawa down the middle, but he is slightly older than Zinbanejad, making the cost of a second round pick seem slightly overpriced considering the players had relatively similar production last year. In terms of fantasy value, the 28-year-old has competed in at least 80 games in each of the last three seasons while also reaching the 40-point mark.

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Mika Zibanejad
Rangers' Mika Zibanejad: Heading to Rangers via trade
Mika Zibanejad, C, NYR
7/18/2016
News: Zibanejad was acquired by the Rangers along with a 2018 second round pick in exchange for Derick Brassard and a 2018 seventh round pick.

Zibanejad joins the Rangers on the back of his best NHL season to date. The 23-year-old registered career highs in goals (21) and assists (30) while averaging 17:46 in ice time per game. His contributions on the power play, 11 points, are somewhat lower than owners would prefer, but the center is still on the upswing of his career and is worth a look in most formats.

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