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Cole's Notes From Around The League: 7/4/15-7/10/15

The latest in transaction news from across the NHL.

Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Anaheim Ducks

Anaheim signed winger Brian McGrattan.

Arizona Coyotes

Arizona signed defenceman Derek Smith. They signed defenceman Alex Grant. They signed forward Eric Selleck. They signed centre Dylan Strome. Winger Mikkel Boedker, defenceman Philip Samuelsson, and centre Brendan Shinnimin have elected for salary arbitration. They re-signed Boedker. They signed winger John Scott.

Boston Bruins

Boston signed wingers Jimmy Hayes, Brett Connolly, and Brandon DeFazio. They signed defenceman Matt Irwin.

Buffalo Sabres

Buffalo made no moves this week. Centre Philip Varone elected for salary arbitration. Winger Matt Ellis, who played for Buffalo from 2008/09 to 2014/15, signed with AHL Rochester.

Calgary Flames

Calgary made no moves this week. Centres Lance Bouma, Paul Byron, and Josh Jooris elected for salary arbitration.

Carolina Hurricanes

Carolina re-signed winger Zach Boychuk. Winger Andreas Nodl, who last played in the NHL for Carolina from 2011/12 to 2012/13, signed an extension in Austria with the Vienna Capitals.

Chicago Blackhawks

Chicago signed defencemen Cameron Schilling and Michael Liambas. They acquired centre Liam Coughlin from Edmonton. They signed defenceman Trevor van Riemsdyk to an extension. They re-signed centre Dennis Rasmussen. They acquired defenceman Trevor Daley and winger Ryan Garbutt from Dallas.

Colorado Avalanche

Colorado made no moves this week. Winger Andrew Agozzino and defenceman Mat Clark elected for salary arbitration. Defenceman Bruno Gervais, who spent last season in the Colorado organization, signed in Germany with Eisbaren Berlin.

Columbus Blue Jackets

Columbus signed defenceman Andrew Bodnarchuk. They signed defenceman Jaime SIfers. They signed winger Brett Gallant. They signed defenceman John Ramage. They signed winger Kole Sherwood. They re-signed winger Matt Calvert.

Dallas Stars

Dallas re-signed defenceman Jamie Oleksiak. They acquired winger Patrick Sharp and defenceman Stephen Johns from Chicago.

Detroit Red Wings

Detroit signed defenceman Vili Saalijarvi. They signed winger Landon Ferraro. Winger Gustav Nyquist elected for salary arbitration. They signed winger Eric Tangradi. They signed goaltender Jared Coreau. They re-signed Nyquist.

Edmonton Oilers

Edmonton acquired goaltender Anders Nilsson from Chicago. Goaltender Viktor Fasth, who last played for Edmonton from 2013/14 to 2014/15, signed in the KHL with CSKA Moscow.

Florida Panthers

Florida re-signed centre Corban Knight and winger Garrett Wilson. Defenceman Ryan Whitney, who last played in the NHL for Florida in 2013/14, signed in Sweden with MODO hockey. They signed centre Greg McKegg.

Los Angeles Kings

Los Angeles made no moves this week. Winger Paul Bissonnette, who last played in the NHL from 2009/10-2013/14, signed with AHL Ontario.

Minnesota Wild

Minnesota signed defenceman Tyson Strachan. Centre Erik Haula elected for salary arbitration.

Montreal Canadiens

Montreal signed defenceman Noah Juulsen to an entry-level contract.

Nashville Predators

Nashville signed winger Cody Bass. They acquired a 2017 sixth-round pick from the Rangers. They signed winger Yakov Trenin. They signed winger Vladislav Kamenev. Wingers Taylor Beck, Craig Smith, and Colin Wilson elected for salary arbitration.

New Jersey Devils

New Jersey made no moves this week. Defencemen Eric Gelinas and Adam Larsson elected for salary arbitration.

New York Islanders

The Islanders made no moves this week.

New York Rangers

The Rangers acquired goaltender Magnus Hellberg from Nashville. They signed goaltender Brandon Halverson. They signed winger Luke Adam. They re-signed Hellberg. They re-signed winger Marek Hrivik. Centre Derek Stepan elected for salary arbitration. Winger Alex Frolov, who last played in the NHL for the Rangers in 2010/11, signed in the KHL with Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod.

Ottawa Senators

Ottawa signed winger Cole Schneider to an extension. Wingers Alex Chiasson and Mike Hoffman elected for salary arbitration.

Philadelphia Flyers

Philadelphia made no moves this week. Defenceman Michael Del Zotto elected for salary arbitration.

Pittsburgh Penguins

Pittsburgh signed defenceman Will O`Neill. They signed defenceman Reid McNeill. They re-signed defenceman Brian Dumoulin.

San Jose Sharks

San Jose signed winger Timo Meier.

St. Louis Blues

St. Louis signed winger Jordan Caron, defenceman Peter Harrold, and winger Danny Kristo. They signed goaltender Luke Opilka. Winger Magnus Paajarvi elected for salary arbitration. They signed defenceman Andre Benoit. They re-signed winger Vladimir Tarasenko. They signed centre Justin Hodgman. Centre Colin Fraser, who spent 2014/15 in the St. Louis organization, signed in Germany with the Nurnberg Ice Tigers. They re-signed Paajarvi. They signed defenceman Konrad Abeltshauser.

Tampa Bay Lightning

Tampa Bay signed defenceman Matt Taormina. They signed winger Jeff Tambellini. They re-signed centre Philippe Paradis.

Toronto Maple Leafs

Toronto signed centre Shawn Matthias. Centre Trevor Smith signed with SC Bern. They signed centre Nazem Kadri to an extension. Winger Rich Clune, who spent the last three seasons in the Nashville organization, signed with AHL Toronto. They re-signed defenceman Martin Marincin.

Vancouver Canucks

Vancouver signed centre Blair Jones. They re-signed defencemen Frank Corrado and Adam Clendening. They re-signed winger Alexandre Grenier.

Washington Capitals

Washington signed goaltender Dan Ellis. They signed winger Chris Bourque. Goaltender Braden Holtby and winger Marcus Johansson elected for salary arbitration. They re-signed centre Evgeny Kuznetsov.

Winnipeg Jets

Winnipeg re-signed defenceman Julian Melchiori. They re-signed defenceman Paul Postma. Defenceman Keaton Ellerby, who spent last season in the Winnipeg organization, signed in the KHL with Barys Astana.

This is the list of players who filed for arbitration on Sunday. The deadline for club-elected arbitration was Monday at 4 PM. The arbitration hearings will be held in Toronto from July 20 to August 4.

Monday was the opening of the window in which interested parties can apply for NHL expansion franchises.

The AHL introduced their 2015/16 rule changes. Each team will play 76 games, with the exception of the five Calfornia teams (Bakersfield, Ontario, San Diego, San Jose, Stockton), who will play 68 games each. Standings will be determined based on points-percentage rather than point totals to account for the disparities. The top four teams in each division will qualify for the playoffs. The playoffs will be a divisional playoff with no wild cards. The first round of the playoffs will be best-of-five. The three-on-three-only overtime format the NHL will be using will replace the "hybrid" 4-4/3-3 overtime used in the AHL last season. The NHL's new coach's challenge will be added to the AHL. For non-neutral zone faceoffs, the player on the defending side will place his stick down first. For neutral-zone faceoffs, the player on the visiting side will place his stick down first.