Veteran goaltender Henrik Lundqvist will signal a one-year cope with the Washington Capitals, a number of shops reported Friday.
Lundqvist and the New York Rangers parted methods after 15 years on Sept. 30 when the staff purchased out the ultimate season of his seven-year, $59.5 million contract.
The 38-year-old left the Rangers together with his identify all around the top-10 lists in NHL historical past. He is sixth in wins (459), seventh in saves (23,509), eighth in video games by a goalie (887), ninth in time on ice (51,816 minutes and 19 seconds). He additionally ranks 16th in shutouts with 64.
The Rangers chosen the Swede within the seventh spherical of the 2000 NHL Draft, and he took over in objective within the 2005-06 season. A five-time finalist for the Vezina Trophy, which signifies the league’s prime goaltender, he received the award for the 2011-12 season.
Ilya Samsonov, 23, is penciled in because the starter for the Capitals, however normal supervisor Brian MacLellan mentioned earlier this week that Lundqvist may match the staff’s wants when requested about him.
Ex-Flame G Talbot to indicators with Wild
The Minnesota Wild signed free-agent goaltender Cam Talbot to a three-year, $11 million US contract Friday, a number of shops reported.
Talbot, 33, went 12-10-1 with a 2.63 goals-against common, .919 save proportion and two shutouts in 26 video games with the Calgary Flames in 2019-20.
He replaces Devan Dubnyk, who was traded to the San Jose Sharks on Monday after five-plus seasons with the Wild.
Talbot’s profession numbers embody a 150-122-25 document with 22 shutouts, a 2.61 GAA and .915 save proportion with the New York Rangers (2013-15), Edmonton Oilers (2016-19), Philadelphia Flyers (2019) and Flames.
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Former Senator Ryan indicators with Purple Wings
The Detroit Purple Wings signed ahead Bobby Ryan to a one-year contract on Friday.
Ryan was the No. 2 total choose within the 2005 NHL draft by Anaheim, chosen after Sidney Crosby went first to the Pittsburgh Penguins. Ryan spent six seasons with the Geese earlier than being traded to Ottawa in 2013.
Final season with the Senators, he appeared in 24 video games, registering 5 targets and three assists. In 833 profession video games, he has 254 targets and 301 assists together with 443 penalty minutes.
Ryan received the Invoice Masterton Trophy in 2019-20 for perseverance, sportsmanship and dedication to the game. He took an prolonged depart of absence from the staff final November to enter the NHL/NHLPA participant help program amid a battle with alcohol abuse.
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Tyler Johnson on waivers
The Stanley Cup champion Tampa Bay Lightning have put ahead Tyler Johnson on waivers. Johnson, who had 4 targets and 7 factors in 25 playoff video games, has three years remaining on a seven-year, $35 million contract that features a no-trade clause.
Sabres re-sign Girgensons
The Buffalo Sabres signed centre Zemgus Girgensons to a three-year, $6.6 million deal on Friday to stop him from reaching the free-agent market.
The No. 14 total choose of the 2012 NHL draft by the Sabres would have develop into an unrestricted free agent.
In 489 regular-season video games over seven seasons, the Latvian has recorded 138 factors (61 targets, 77 assists). Final season, he had 12 targets and 7 assists in 69 video games.
ECHL to start out with 2-phase schedule
The ECHL plans a two-phased begin to its 2020-21 season through the COVID-19 pandemic.
13 of the 25 energetic groups will start play Dec. 11 and the opposite 12 kick off on Jan. 15, 2021.
The Brampton Beast and the Newfoundland Growlers — the league’s two Canadian groups — will likely be a part of the latter group. These 12 groups will play a 62-game season.
The 13 groups that begin Dec. 11 will play a 72-game season.