Mike Condon
Senators' Mike Condon: Inks three-year extension with Ottawa
Mike Condon, G, OTT
1:39 PM
News: Condon signed a three-year, $7.2 million contract extension with the Senators on Wednesday.

Starting goaltender Craig Anderson is set to become an unrestricted free agent after the 2017-18 campaign, and he's already 36-years-old, so Condon could conceivably take over as the Senators' starting netminder in 2018-19. Anderson was away from the team for long stretches during the 2016-17 season, so Condon got much more work than he would've had Anderson not been dealing with a personal matter for much of the campaign, compiling a 19-14-6 record while maintaining a 2.50 GAA and .914 save percentage through 40 appearances. Condon likely won't make as many starts next season, but it wouldn't be surprising to see the 27-year-old backstop's peripheral numbers improve as a result of his lighter workload.

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Pheonix Copley
Capitals' Pheonix Copley: Inks two-year extension
Pheonix Copley, G, WAS
10:09 AM
News: Copley (groin) signed a two-year, two-way contract with Washington on Wednesday worth $1.3 million.

By locking up Copley, the Caps give themselves an insurance plan if they are unable to retain restricted free agent Philipp Grubauer. The 25-year-old Copley spent the bulk of the 2016-17 campaign in the minors, where he went 26-11-2 between both AHL Chicago and AHL Hershey.

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Jake Paterson
Jake Paterson: Free to walk as UFA
Jake Paterson, G, DET
6/27/2017
News: Paterson did not receive a qualifying offer from the Red Wings, which means he's an unrestricted free agent, MLive.com reports.

Paterson, who spent the bulk of the last three seasons with ECHL Toledo, may have received a qualifying offer if the Red Wings had lost exposed goalie Petr Mrazek to the Vegas expansion club, but that didn't come to fruition. According to this latest report, he was the only restricted free agent that wasn't tendered by the Wings.

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Jordan Binnington
Blues' Jordan Binnington: Tendered qualifying offer
Jordan Binnington, G, STL
6/27/2017
News: Binnington was extended a qualifying offer by the Blues, Fox Sports Midwest reports.

Having only played in one NHL game, where he came in as relief and let up one goal on four shots. Binnington, 23, has had several mediocre seasons in the AHL, He's a very young, talented goaltender who is still adjusting to the game at a professional level, and he'll be ready to compete with Luke Opilka for a backup position once Carter Hutton's contract expires.

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Ben Bishop
Stars' Ben Bishop: Is now one of only two Dallas goaltenders
Ben Bishop, G, DAL
6/27/2017
News: The Stars bought out goaltender Antti Niemi on Tuesday, leaving Bishop as the starter and just one backup behind him.

Having both Kari Lehtonen and Niemi on the roster wouldn't have affected Bishop's starter status. However, having three goaltenders often creates confusion and problems in unexpected ways. Bishop will thus avoid any potential issues that might have arisen, as he's the team's clear No. 1, with Lehtonen occupying a backup role.

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Kari Lehtonen
Stars' Kari Lehtonen: Will serve as backup goaltender
Kari Lehtonen, G, DAL
6/27/2017
News: With the buyout of Antti Niemi, it's now clear that Lehtonen will be the Stars' backup goaltender this season.

The Stars had a problem in net with three goaltenders on one-way contracts. Lehtonen seemed like the obvious choice to be the backup behind Ben Bishop, but it wasn't clear how things would shake out. With the buyout of Niemi, it's clear Lehtonen won't be shipped out or sharing backup duties. Nonetheless, the 33-year-old posted a .902 save percentage through 59 games last year. His fantasy value isn't high.

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Antti Niemi
Antti Niemi: Clears waivers and has been bought out
Antti Niemi, G, DAL
6/27/2017
News: The Dallas Stars have bought out the final year of Niemi's contract.

Niemi has become a free agent. Though, it remains to be seen what kind of job he'll get now. Reports indicated the Stars had trouble finding a trade partner, so there might not be much work out there for the 33-year-old netminder. He finished last season with an .892 save percentage through 37 games.

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Zane McIntyre
Bruins' Zane McIntyre: Extended qualifying offer
Zane McIntyre, G, BOS
6/27/2017
News: The Bruins have extended a qualifying offer to McIntyre, CSN New England reports.

As is the case with fellow netminding prospect Malcolm Subban, McIntyre is slated to become a restricted free agent. By qualifying the duo, the B's will retain their rights, which sets the stage for McIntyre and Subban to continue to battle for slotting on the team's goaltender depth chart behind NHLers Tuukka Rask and Anton Khudobin. While McIntyre hasn't enjoyed great results in his stints with the big club to date, he's coming off another strong effort with AHL Providence in which he logged a 21-6-1 record with a 2.03 GAA and .930 save percentage over the course of 31 regular season contests in 2016-17.

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Malcolm Subban
Bruins' Malcolm Subban: Retained by Boston
Malcolm Subban, G, BOS
6/27/2017
News: The Bruins have extended a qualifying offer to Subban, CSN New England reports.

The Bruins thus retain their rights to Subban, who is slated to become a restricted free agent. The 2012 first-rounder is coming off a 2016-17 season in which he logged an 11-14-1 record with a 2.41 GAA and .917 save percentage in 32 regular-season outings with AHL Providence. At this stage of his career, Subban continues to jostle for slotting on the Bruins' organizational goaltending depth chart with fellow prospect Zane McIntyre. At the NHL level, Tuukka Rask is signed for the next four seasons, while veteran backup Anton Khudobin is under contract for one more campaign.

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Connor Hellebuyck
Jets' Connor Hellebuyck: Extended qualifying offer
Connor Hellebuyck, G, WPG
6/27/2017
News: Hellebuyck was given a qualifying offer by the Jets on Monday.

Winnipeg will likely still be working with Hellebuyck to secure a long-term deal rather than have him sign the one-year, $660,000 qualifying offer. The organization is unlikely to want to enter the 2017-18 campaign without its No. 1 netminder locked up. Fans and fantasy owners alike will be looking for the 24-year-old to step up and become the starter they have long believed he could be. Improving his 2.89 GAA and .907 save percentage would go a long way toward getting the Jets back in the playoffs this year.

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