Ben Bishop
Lightning's Ben Bishop: Should be ready for World Cup
Ben Bishop, G, TB
7/28/2016
News: Bishop (ankle) is expected to be cleared in time for the World Cup on Hockey, Joe Smith of the Tampa Bay Times reported Wednesday.

Bishop, who was injured during the Eastern Conference Finals, appears to be on track to participate in the World Cup of Hockey, although it remains unclear who will start for Team USA; Bishop or fellow netminders Jonathan Quick or Cory Schneider. Regardless, fantasy owners and fans alike will be thrilled that the 29-year-old can shake off any post-injury rust prior to the start of the 2016-17 campaign.

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Petr Mrazek
Red Wings' Petr Mrazek: Re-ups with Detroit for two years
Petr Mrazek, G, DET
7/27/2016
News: Mrazek signed a two-year contract extension with the Red Wings on Wednesday valued at $3.85 million in 2016-17 and $4.15 million in 2017-18, Elliotte Friedman of Hockey Night in Canada reports.

Previous reports indicated that Mrazek initially had been asking for $5 million annually, so the Wings get him at a pretty good discount while avoiding salary arbitration. With the contract distractions behind him, Mrazek can focus on the upcoming season and his quest to officially supplant Jimmy Howard as the No. 1 netminder in Detroit. The Slovakian turned in a 27-16-6 record, 2.33 GAA and .921 save percentage in the regular season of 2015-16. He'll be a nice pick in fantasy leagues once the elite goalies are off the board.

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Malcolm Subban
Bruins' Malcolm Subban: Feeling better
Malcolm Subban, G, BOS
7/17/2016
News: Subban, who suffered a fractured larynx back on Feb. 8, has recovered from the scary injury and is in line to participate fully in training camp, CSN New England reports.

Subban, who recorded a 14-8-5 record with a .911 save percentage and 2.44 GAA for AHL Providence last season, went so far as to say that at this stage he feels "like a tank." After the Bruins let Jonas Gustavsson walk in free agency, it looked like Subban might have a chance to secure the top backup role behind starter Tuukka Rask, but with the Bruins having added veteran Anton Khudobin to their goaltending mix, it looks like the 22-year-old Subban will probably start the season at the AHL level, a scenario that would result in valuable ice time for the 2012 first-rounder.

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Ben Scrivens
Ben Scrivens: Heads overseas on one-year deal
Ben Scrivens, G, MON
7/16/2016
News: Scrivens signed a one-year contract with Dinamo Minsk of the KHL on Friday, TSN reports.

Scrivens appeared in 15 games with the Canadiens last season, posting a 5-8-0 record with an ugly 3.07 GAA and .906 save percentage over that span. The 29-year-old backstop will hope to perform at a higher level against slightly lesser competition in the KHL, and may have played his last NHL contest.

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Pheonix Copley
Blues' Pheonix Copley: Inks two-way deal with St. Louis
Pheonix Copley, G, STL
7/15/2016
News: Copley signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Blues on Friday.

Copley appeared in 37 games with AHL Chicago last season, posting a 15-16-3 record with an unimpressive 2.79 GAA and .909 save percentage over that span. The 24-year-old Alaska native will once again share goaltending duties with Jordan Binnington in the minors this season.

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Jordan Binnington
Blues' Jordan Binnington: Signs two-way deal with St. Louis
Jordan Binnington, G, STL
7/15/2016
News: Binnington signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Blues on Friday.

Binnington is behind Jake Allen and Carter Hutton on the Blues' depth chart at goaltender, and will thus spend the majority of the 2016-17 campaign in the minors. The 23-year-old backstop appeared in 41 games with AHL Chicago last season, compiling a 17-18-5 record with an unattractive 2.85 GAA and .907 save percentage over that span. Binnington is still at least one full season away from making the jump to the NHL.

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Garret Sparks
Maple Leafs' Garret Sparks: Renews with Leafs on one-year, two-way deal
Garret Sparks, G, TOR
7/15/2016
News: Sparks signed a one-year, two-way contract extension with the Maple Leafs on Friday.

Sparks started 17 games between the pipes as a rookie in 2015-16, having recorded a 6-9-1 record, 3.02 GAA and .893 save percentage. The highlight of his season took place last November when he became the first Maple Leaf in team history to work a shutout in his NHL debut. With James Reimer now in Florida, Sparks presumably will serve as the backup to newcomer Frederik Andersen, while his two-way contract gives the Buds the option to transfer him to the minors at a lower price, if necessary.

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Richard Bachman
Canucks' Richard Bachman: Inks one-year, two-way deal
Richard Bachman, G, VAN
7/14/2016
News: Bachman signed a one-year, two-way contract extension with the Canucks on Wednesday, WKTV reports. The goalie will make $650,000 at the NHL level and $450,000 in the minors.

Bachman wouldn't have become an unrestricted free agent until next summer, but the Canucks decided to give him another deal in anticipation for the 2017 expansion draft. You can safely bypass the 28-year-old in fantasy drafts next season since he's having a tough time trying to land a consistent NHL role.

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Jack Campbell
Kings' Jack Campbell: Agrees to two-year deal with Kings
Jack Campbell, G, LA
7/12/2016
News: Campbell and the Kings have agreed on a two-year contract, LA Kings Insider reports.

Campbell will look to establish himself in the Kings organization this training camp after some disappointing years in the Stars organization and figures to spend most of the year in the AHL.

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Jonathan Bernier
Ducks' Jonathan Bernier: Dealt to Ducks
Jonathan Bernier, G, ANA
7/8/2016
News: The Maple Leafs traded Bernier to the Ducks on Friday in exchange for a 2017 conditional draft pick, Eric Stephens of the Orange County Register reports.

Bernier has one year remaining on his contract at $4.15 million before he'll become an unrestricted free agent. He was simply awful for the Buds in 2015-16, having recorded a 12-21-3 record, 2.88 GAA and .908 save percentage. Toronto acquired Frederik Andersen from the Ducks in late June, and it's likely he'll pick up a ton of starts in the upcoming season now that Bernier has been shipped out west with a chance to revive his career. Since Bernier is vacating a rebuilding Leafs team to one established and high-powered offensively, this move could result in an uptick in the veteran's fantasy value, though he'll be hard pressed to wrestle the No. 1 job away from John Gibson.

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