Victor Bartley
Wild's Victor Bartley: Inks one-year deal with Minnesota
Victor Bartley, D, MON
3:50 PM
News: Bartley (lower body) signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Wild on Friday.

Bartley appeared in 10 NHL contests last season, registering eight shots on goal with zero points and a plus-2 rating over that span. The 28-year-old Ontario native will provide the Wild with organizational depth at defense in 2016-17, and will likely spend the majority of the season in the minors. Bartley was dealing with a lower-body ailment at the end of the 2015-16 campaign, but should be ready for training camp in September.

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Thomas Vanek
Red Wings' Thomas Vanek: Acquired by Detroit in free agency
Thomas Vanek, LW, MIN
3:12 PM
News: Vanek (upper body) signed a one-year, $2.6 million contract with the Red Wings on Friday, TSN's Gord Miller reports.

Vanek's last contract with the Wild was set to run through the 2016-17 season, but he was subjected to a contract buyout and hit the open market. While he's working his way back from broken and displaced ribs this offseason and can be maddeningly inconsistent when healthy, this is a low-risk signing given that the Wings can let him walk after just one year. The best case scenario has Vanek entering the next season fully healthy and ready to work in a top-six role. He's produced 316 goals and 333 assists in 817 career games between the Sabres, Habs, Isles and Wild.

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Tom Gilbert
Kings' Tom Gilbert: Heads to L.A. on one-year deal
Tom Gilbert, D, MON
1:04 PM
News: Gilbert (knee) signed a one-year, $1.4 million deal with the Kings on Friday.

Gilbert is a steady and unspectacular, bottom-pairing defender who'll hopefully be better on the ice than in fantasy. He played just 45 games in 2015-16 because of a knee injury, and delivered just one goal and one assist.

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Torey Krug
Bruins' Torey Krug: Inks four-year deal with Bruins
Torey Krug, D, BOS
6/30/2016
News: Krug (shoulder) signed a four-year, $21 million contract with the Bruins on Thursday, Randy Sportak of the Calgary Sun reports.

It was important for the Bruins to lock down Krug, an impending restricted free agent, before free agency opens on July 1, as he was arguably Boston's most-productive defenseman last season. The mobile blueliner racked up 44 points (four goals, 40 assists) over 81 games in 2015-16, most among Bruins defenseman. The 25-year-old rearguard is an integral member of the B's power-play unit, making him a valuable commodity in fantasy leagues. Krug underwent right right shoulder surgery on April 21, and is expected to need around six months to fully recover from the procedure, so owners will want to monitor his recovery once training camp gets underway in Sept.

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Tomas Hertl
Sharks' Tomas Hertl: Will avoid knee surgery
Tomas Hertl, C, SJ
6/30/2016
News: Hertl (knee) said Thursday that he will not require surgery on his knee, Curtis Pashelka of the San Jose Mercury News reports.

Hertl inked a two-year, $6 million contract extension with the Sharks on Wednesday. While it's reassuring that he doesn't need surgery, early signs point to the 22-year-old being questionable for the World Cup of Hockey in mid-September. Hertl held his own in the 2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs, recording 11 points (six goals, five assists) in 20 games, though the knee ailment crept up in the Cup Finals against the Penguins and ended his campaign four games early.

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P.K. Subban
Predators' P.K. Subban: Acquired by Predators
P.K. Subban, D, NSH
6/29/2016
News: Subban (neck) was traded to Nashville in a swap of defenseman with Montreal for Shea Weber on Wednesday, Adam Vingan of The Tennessean reports.

Subban missed the last 14 games of his time with the Canadiens, but should be healthy and ready for his move across the border. This trade seems like a win for the Predators as they get slightly younger on the blue line as well getting out from under the 14-year, $110 million contract they gave to Weber back in 2012. Despite playing in just 68 contests, the 27-year-old Subban racked up an astonishing 45 helpers along with six goals. Fantasy owners should have zero doubts about picking up the Toronto native who almost certainly will be on the top power-play unit for his new team.

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Peter Holland
Maple Leafs' Peter Holland: Tendered qualifying offer by Toronto
Peter Holland, C, TOR
6/28/2016
News: Holland (concussion) received a qualifying offer from the Maple Leafs on Monday, Chris Johnston of Sportsnet reports.

Holland missed the last 12 games of the season while dealing with concussion symptoms but is expected to be ready to go for the start of 2016-17. Although the winger tallied just 27 points on the year, 11 of those points came on the man advantage where he average 2:29 in ice time per night. Along with Holland, Toronto also made qualifying offers to Josh Leivo, Martin Marincin, Connor Carrick, Frank Corrado, and Garret Sparks in order to retain their rights as restricted free agents.

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Michael Stone
Coyotes' Michael Stone: Gets qualifying offer
Michael Stone, D, ARI
6/28/2016
News: Stone (knee) was extended a qualifying offer by the Coyotes on Monday.

Fellow blueliner Connor Murphy was also given a qualifying offer. It's important for the Coyotes to keep contract distractions for Stone at a minimum since his focus this offseason is recovering from surgery on his ACL/MCL. The 26-year-old defender, who notched career highs in assists (30) last season, is due for a nice raise after earning a base salary of just $1.45 million in 2015-16 -- that was the back end of a three-year deal.

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Tobias Rieder
Coyotes' Tobias Rieder: Set to become restricted free agent
Tobias Rieder, C, ARI
6/28/2016
News: Rieder (knee) was extended a qualifying offer by the Coyotes on Monday.

The 'Yotes also gave qualifying offers to forwards Tyler Gaudet and Stefan Fournier. Rieder sustained a knee injury at the World Championship in Russia in mid-May, though he's expected to be healthy by the start of the 2016-17 campaign. The 23-year-old finished with 37 points last season, which was a 16-point jump from his rookie year, but the German could afford to tighten up defensively -- In his young NHL career, he owns a minus-40 rating.

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Nathan MacKinnon
Avalanche's Nathan MacKinnon: Receives qualifying offer from Avalanche
Nathan MacKinnon, C, COL
6/27/2016
News: MacKinnon was extended a qualifying offer from the Avalanche on Monday, Mike Chambers of the Denver Post reports.

Despite missing the final 10 games of the Avs' season with a left MCL sprain, MacKinnon remains in the team's plans for the future, as the qualifying offer means they'll have a chance to match any offer he sees once free agency opens. MacKinnon was on his way to a career-year prior to the injury, finishing 72 games with 21 goals and 31 assists, but it appears he'll likely have at least another year with the Avalanche to increase those numbers. At just 20 years old, MacKinnon has a bright future, making him a high priority for the Avs to retain.

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