Brian Dumoulin
Penguins' Brian Dumoulin: Secures long-term deal
Brian Dumoulin, D, PIT
7/24/2017
News: Dumoulin (hand) signed a six-year, $24.6 million contract with Pittsburgh on Monday.

Locking Dumoulin in for six years will allow the Penguins to continue pairing the shutdown defender with the offensively-minded Kris Letang (neck). The 25-year-old Dumoulin only registered 15 points last season -- along with a zero plus/minus rating -- but his contributions won't show up on the scoresheet as he is frequently tasked with going up against opposing teams' best players. Fantasy owners won't be scrambling to add the Maine native to their lineups -- nor should they be -- but Pittsburgh fans will be happy to have Dumoulin under contract through the 2022-23 campaign.

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Tomas Tatar
Red Wings' Tomas Tatar: Inks long-term deal
Tomas Tatar, LW, DET
7/21/2017
News: Tatar (shoulder) signed a four-year contract with Detroit on Friday worth an average annual value of $5.3 million, Craig Custance of The Athletic reports.

With the clock ticking on the arbitrator's decision, Tatar and the Red Wings were able to reach an agreement that worked for both sides. The 26-year-old has led the team in scoring over the past three seasons -- having reached the 45-point threshold each time. The one knock on the winger is his special teams production. Despite logging 2:22 of ice time per game with the man advantage, the Czech tallied a mere eight points on the power play last season. Tatar underwent offseason shoulder surgery following the 2016-17 campaign, but is expected to be back to 100 percent in time for training camp.

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Tommy Wingels
Blackhawks' Tommy Wingels: Suffers left-foot fracture
Tommy Wingels, C, CHI
7/21/2017
News: Wingels suffered a left-foot fracture during offseason training Friday, Tracey Myers of CSN Chicago reports.

Wingels is expected to make a full recovery in 6-to-8 weeks, so he should be a full participant in September's training camp. The 29-year-old winger, who notched 12 points (seven goals, five assists) in 73 games last season, won't produce enough offensively in 2017-18 to warrant consideration in most season-long fantasy leagues, but he'll be a key component of the Blackhawks' bottom-six forward group and penalty-killing unit.

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Ryan Dzingel
Senators' Ryan Dzingel: Secures last minute deal
Ryan Dzingel, C, OTT
7/21/2017
News: Dzingel (wrist) and the Senators avoided arbitration Friday by agreeing to a two-year contract worth $1.8 million average annual value, Elliotte Friedman of Hockey Night in Canada reports.

Dzingel had a breakout season in 2016-17 as he garnered 14 goals, 18 helpers and 123 shots on goals -- all career highs. The 25-year-old saw 1:20 of ice time per game on the power play, but was only able to notched three points with the man advantage. If the natural center can continue to get more comfortable playing on the wing -- and improve his PP numbers -- he could exceed the 40-point mark this upcoming year. Although a wrist injury may have impacted his performance during the Stanley Cup Playoffs, Dzingel should be ready to go for training camp.

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Kyle Okposo
Sabres' Kyle Okposo: Suits up in summer league
Kyle Okposo, RW, BUF
7/20/2017
News: Okposo (concussion) hit the ice as part of DaBeauty League on Wednesday.

While it may be just a semi-competitive summer league, the fact that Okposo is playing hockey again should be an encouraging sign for fantasy owners. After spending the end of the 2016-17 campaign in the ICU due to medication complications, the winger appears to be working his way back to game readiness in preparation of training camp. Once given the all clear, the 29-year-old is a near lock to return to the first line as well as the top power-play unit.

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Alexandre Fortin
Blackhawks' Alexandre Fortin: Hopes to be ready for training camp
Alexandre Fortin, C, CHI
7/18/2017
News: Fortin, who is three weeks removed from sports-hernia surgery, hopes to be 100 percent healthy by training camp, Mark Lazerus of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

Fortin is only participating in the off-ice portion of this year's prospect camp to avoid sustaining any setbacks in his recovery, but the 20-year-old forward should be ready to return to the ice once the Blackhawks' training camp gets underway in September. The 6-foot winger will get an opportunity to compete for an Opening Night roster spot in training camp, but he'll likely start the season with AHL Rockford and remain in the minors for the majority of the 2017-18 campaign.

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Anthony Stolarz
Flyers' Anthony Stolarz: Signs with Philadelphia
Anthony Stolarz, G, PHI
7/15/2017
News: Stolarz (knee) signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Flyers, Bill Meltzer of NHL.com reports.

The 23-year-old Stolarz played mostly for Lehigh Valley of the American Hockey League last season, posting a .911 save percentage over 29 games for the Phantoms before undergoing MCL surgery in late April. He also played seven games with the parent club and handled himself well in the NHL (.928 save percentage, 2.07 goals-against average). If he's healthy, Stolarz and Alex Lyon will share the goalie duties in the AHL this season and wait for an injury to either Michal Neuvirth or Brian Elliott.

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Nick Bonino
Predators' Nick Bonino: Foregoes surgery
Nick Bonino, C, NSH
7/7/2017
News: Bonino (leg) opted not to have surgery to repair the broken leg he suffered in the Stanley Cup Finals, The Tennessean reports.

Bonino joins the Predators after being on the winning side of the 2017 Stanley Cup Finals while with the Penguins. The two-time champion continues to work his way back from injury but figures not only to be ready in time for training camp, but to see top-six minutes -- something that wasn't going to happen in Pittsburgh behind Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin in the depth chart. Considering he is likely to log time on both the power play and penalty kill, the center could see upwards of 18 or 19 minutes of ice time per game with Smashville.

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Ryan Lindgren
Bruins' Ryan Lindgren: Still off the ice
Ryan Lindgren, D, BOS
7/7/2017
News: Lindgren, who broke his leg late last season in his freshman season at the University of Minnesota, has not participated in on-ice workouts at the Bruins' annual development camp, CSN New England reports.

Lindgren, who the Bruins selected 49th overall in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft, is coming off a 2016-17 season in which he logged one goal and six assists in 32 games for Minnesota. The 19-year-old isn't a threat to crack the Boston roster in the short term, or make a fantasy splash in the long term, but he's described by CSN's Joe Haggerty as a "hard-nosed, high-character defenseman."

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Mikael Granlund
Wild's Mikael Granlund: Decides arbitration best route
Mikael Granlund, C, MIN
7/5/2017
News: Granlund (hand) opted for arbitration -- rather than signing his qualifying offer -- Wednesday, per Michael Russo of the Star Tribune.

Granlund will head to arbitration rather than sign his one-year, $3.2 million qualifying offer. Up until the hearing takes place, the center and Minnesota can still agree to a long-term deal. After racking up 69 points in 81 contests, it is hard to imagine the Wild not wanting to secure the 25-year-old's services into the future.

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