Vladislav Namestnikov
Lightning's Vladislav Namestnikov: Strikes two-year extension with Bolts
Vladislav Namestnikov, C, TB
7/26/2016
News: Namestnikov agreed to a two-year, $3.875 million contract extension with Tampa Bay on Tuesday, ESPN's Craig Custance reports.

An arbitration hearing for Namestnikov reportedly had been set for Friday, but that will be canceled with the two sides settling on a new deal that will see the 23-year-old's salary increase by just over $3 million. Namestnikov is a talented two-way pivot who sailed to career highs in goals (14) and assists (21) last season. He's currently projected to play on the third line, but ascending to the top-six group isn't out of the question if Jonathan Drouin struggles out of the gate in the upcoming season. Look for Namestnikov in the mid-to-late rounds of most fantasy drafts.

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Jay Rosehill
Jay Rosehill: Set to play overseas
Jay Rosehill, LW, PHI
7/26/2016
News: Rosehill signed a contract with the Braehead Clan of the Elite Ice Hockey League in the United Kingdom on Tuesday, TSN reports.

Rosehill spent the past two seasons toiling in the minors with AHL Lehigh Valley, an affiliate of the Flyers. The 31-year-old recorded just eight points in 117 NHL games, and will be best remembered for his physical play, having notched 352 PIM in that same span.

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Jake DeBrusk
Bruins' Jake DeBrusk: Back on track
Jake DeBrusk, LW, BOS
7/26/2016
News: CSN's Joe Haggerty suggests that DeBrusk could make a run at a roster spot with the Bruins out of training camp.

Taken No. 14 overall by the Bruins in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft after tallying 42 goals for WHL Swift Current in 2014-15, DeBrusk's production fell to 21 goals in 61 games last season, though a painful groin injury he suffered back on November while blocking a shot impacted his season negatively. The report notes that the injury, which required "immediate, emergency surgery," was originally thought to result in the forward missing a couple of months, but instead he returned after missing just 11 games over three weeks. Now well past the issue, DeBrusk is back on the fast track after a strong development camp performance and down the road, the 19-year-old has the potential to blossom into a legit goal-scorer as a pro.

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Petter Granberg
Predators' Petter Granberg: Inks two-way deal with Nashville
Petter Granberg, D, NSH
7/26/2016
News: Granberg signed a two-year, two-way contract with the Predators on Tuesday, Tim Wharnsby of CBC Sports reports.

Granberg appeares in 27 games with the Predators last season, tallying just two assists while averaging 13:43 of ice time over that span. The 23-year-old blueliner will hope to secure a bottom-pairing role with the Predators in September's training camp, but may begin the season as the team's seventh defenseman behind Yannick Weber and Anthony Bitetto.

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David Rundblad
David Rundblad: Agrees to mutual termination of contract
David Rundblad, D, CHI
7/26/2016
News: Rundblad and the Blackhawks mutually agreed to a termination of the defender's contract Tuesday, Mark Lazerus of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

Rundblad was originally drafted by the Blues with the 17th overall pick in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft, and went on to spend time with the Senators and Coyotes before joining the Blackhawks via trade in March of 2014. The Swedish blueliner was never able to carve out a significant role with Chicago, notching just 16 points (three goals, 13 assists) over 63 games during his three years with the club. It remains to be seen if Rundblad will sign with another NHL organization ahead of the 2016-17 campaign, but if not, he'll likely head over seas to continue his career.

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Brandon Manning
Flyers' Brandon Manning: Re-signs with Flyers
Brandon Manning, D, PHI
7/26/2016
News: Manning agreed to terms on a new two-year deal with Philadelphia on Tuesday worth $1.95 million, Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet reports.

Manning notched his first NHL goal this past season, in addition to reaching career highs in assists (6) and games played (56). The 26-year-old's signing will certainly help the Flyers organization given his defensive strengths, but his limited offensive production severely hampers his fantasy value; unless owners are looking for PIM, hits, and blocked shots.

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Danny DeKeyser
Red Wings' Danny DeKeyser: Secures six-year contract extension
Danny DeKeyser, D, DET
7/26/2016
News: DeKeyser agreed to terms with the Red Wings on a six-year, $30 million contract extension Tuesday, ESPN reports.

This is a lucrative contract for DeKeyser, but the Wings worked out the deal knowing they could ill-afford to lose a top-four defenseman who's proficient on both ends of the rink. The 26-year-old has compiled 51 points (10 goals, 41 assists) over the last two seasons. However, DeKeyser owners wouldn't mind if he started picking up more time on the man advantage after logging 0:33 in that special teams scenario in 2015-16.

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Petr Mrazek
Red Wings' Petr Mrazek: Unlikely to avoid arbitration hearing
Petr Mrazek, G, DET
7/25/2016
News: Mrazek is attempting to secure a two-year contract from the Red Wings at an average annual value of $5 million, MLive.com reports. That amount is significantly higher than what Detroit is prepared to offer.

If the Wings had it their way, the talented backstop would get an extension worth a reported $2.7 million in 2016-17 and $3.15 million the following season - that's a substantial difference in valuation and it appears that the two sides will have trouble avoiding Wednesday's arbitration hearing. Mrazek won 27 regular-season games for the Winged Wheel in 2015-16, complemented by a 2.33 GAA. Veteran goalie Jimmy Howard was wildly inconsistent and thus is slated to serve in a backup role behind Mrazek this fall.

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Stefan Noesen
Ducks' Stefan Noesen: Pens one-year deal with Ducks
Stefan Noesen, RW, ANA
7/25/2016
News: Noesen signed a one-year, two-way deal with Anaheim on Monday.

Noesen saw action only once last season and was on the ice for just over 10 minutes. Selected #21 overall in the 2011 NHL Draft, the 23-year-old is still seeking his first NHL point, but finally seems to be on track to live up to the expectations as he garnered 10 goals and 22 helpers for AHL San Diego during the 2015-16 campaign. The center may not be quite ready for the majors, yet fantasy owners will want to monitor the Ducks' call ups next season.

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Scott Harrington
Blue Jackets' Scott Harrington: Signs one-year deal with Columbus
Scott Harrington, D, CLB
7/25/2016
News: Harrington signed a one-year, two-way deal with the Blue Jackets on Monday.

Harrington made 15 brief appearances for Toronto in 2015-16 as he averaged a mere 13:06 in ice time and tallied a lone helper. Acquired via trade this offseason, the blueliner is likely to spend the bulk of the upcoming campaign in the AHL, but could be called up from time to time due to injuries.

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