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Cole’s Notes From Around the League: 4/21/18-4/27/18

The latest in transaction news from across the NHL.

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Anaheim Ducks

The Ducks made no moves this week.

Arizona Coyotes

The Coyotes made no moves this week.

Boston Bruins

The Bruins made no moves this week.

Buffalo Sabres

The Sabres signed defenceman Victor Olofsson to a two-year entry-level contract. Centre Jacob Josefson has signed a four-year contract in Sweden with the SHL’s Djurgardens IF.

Calgary Flames

The Flames have hired Bill Peters as their new head coach.

Carolina Hurricanes

The Hurricanes made no moves this week.

Chicago Blackhawks

The Blackhawks made no moves this week.

Colorado Avalanche

The Avalanche made no moves this week.

Columbus Blue Jackets

The Blue Jackets made no moves this week.

Dallas Stars

The Stars made no moves this week.

Detroit Red Wings

The Red Wings made no moves this week.

Edmonton Oilers

The Oilers made no moves this week.

Florida Panthers

The Panthers made no moves this week.

Los Angeles Kings

The Kings signed goaltender Matthew Villalta to a three-year entry-level contract.

Minnesota Wild

The Wild have opted not to renew the contract of general manager Chuck Fletcher. They have signed centre Mason Shaw to a three-year entry-level contract.

Montreal Canadiens

The Canadiens have signed centre Alexandre Alain to a three-year entry-level contract.

Nashville Predators

The Predators recalled centres Frederick Gaudreau, Tyler Gaudet, and Emil Pettersson, left winger Brandon Bollig, right winger Harry Zolnierczyk, defencemen Alexandre Carrier, Petter Granberg, Frederic Allard, and goaltender Troy Grosenick from AHL Milwaukee. They signed goaltender Miroslav Svoboda to a two-year entry-level contract.

New Jersey Devils

The Devils made no moves this week. Left winger Christoph Bertschy, who finished the season with the New Jersey organization, has signed a four-year contract in Switzerland with the Swiss National League A’s Lausanne HC.

New York Islanders

The Islanders made no moves this week.

New York Rangers

The Rangers made no moves this week.

Ottawa Senators

The Senators made no moves this week. Goaltender Danny Taylor, who played this season with the Ottawa organization, has signed a one-year contract with the KHL’s Sibir Novosibirsk.

Philadelphia Flyers

The Flyers reassigned defenceman Travis Sanheim and left winger Oskar Lindblom to AHL Lehigh Valley.

Pittsburgh Penguins

The Penguins signed centre Linus Olund to a three-year entry-level contract.

Right winger Tom Kostopoulos, who attended training camp with the Penguins this past fall, has retired from hockey. Drafted in the seventh round, 204th overall, in the 1999 NHL Entry Draft by the Pittsburgh Penguins, Kostopoulos has 157 points (61G, 96A) in 630 games, as well as five points (3G, 2A) in 16 playoff games, for Pittsburgh (2001/02-2003/04), Los Angeles (2005/06-2006/07), Montreal (2007/08-2008/09), Carolina (2009/10-partway through 2010/11), Calgary (partway through 2010/11-2011/12), and New Jersey (2012/13). In each of his past five NHL seasons, Kostopoulos has attended training camp with the Penguins before being sent to play for AHL Wilkes-Barre/Scranton as the team captain. Kostpoulos finished his most recent pro season with 19 points (5G, 14A) in 31 games for the AHL’s Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins. Kostopoulos, 39 finished his most recent NHL season with one point (1G, 0A) in 15 games for the New Jersey Devils and has career-highs of 22 points in 2004 with Pittsburgh, 2006 and 2007 with Los Angeles, and 2009 with Montreal; nine goals in 2004 with Pittsburgh; and 15 points in 2007 with Los Angeles.

San Jose Sharks

The Sharks signed defenceman Radim Simek to a two-year contract extension. Left winger Evander Kane has been suspended one game for cross-checking Vegas’ Pierre-Edouard Bellemare.

St. Louis Blues

The Blues made no moves this week.

Tampa Bay Lightning

The Lightning made no moves this week.

Toronto Maple Leafs

The Maple Leafs made no moves this week.

Vancouver Canucks

The Canucks reassigned left winger Reid Boucher to AHL Utica.

Vegas Golden Knights

The Golden Knights made no moves this week.

Washington Capitals

The Capitals recalled left winger Nathan Walker from AHL Hershey.

Winnipeg Jets

The Jets recalled goaltender Michael Hutchinson from AHL Manitoba.