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Cole’s Notes From Around the League: 9/22/18-9/28/18

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 signed centre Jakub Lauko to a three-year entry-level contract.

Right winger Brian Gionta has retired from pro hockey. Drafted in the third round, 82nd overall, in the 1998 NHL Entry Draft by the New Jersey Devils, Gionta has 595 points (291G, 304A) in 1026 games, as well as 68 points (32G, 36A) in 113 playoff games, for New Jersey (2001/02-2008/09), Montreal (2009/10-2013/14), Buffalo (2014/15-2016/17), and Boston (2017/18). Gionta was the captain of the Canadiens from 2010/11 to 2013/14, and captained the Sabres during his entire stint with them. Gionta has career-highs of 41 goals, 41 assists, and 89 points, all in 2006 with New Jersey. Despite never getting anywhere near that, he never stopped being productive, topping 30 points in each of his three seasons with the Sabres. Gionta won the Stanley Cup in 2003 with the New Jersey Devils. For his last pro season, Gionta spent the year on a practice contract with the AHL’s Rochester Americans to stay in game shape and train in preparation for the Pyeongchang Olympics. He would play one game for Rochester on a PTO before captaining Team USA at the Olympics. Gionta, who had turned down NHL offers during the year in order to play in the Olympics, joined Boston just ahead of the trade deadline and scored seven points (2G, 5A) in 20 games. Gionta, 39, made the decision to officially retire after being seen earlier coaching prospects at the Sabres’ development camp.

Buffalo Sabres

The Sabres made no moves this week.

Calgary Flames

The Flames released right winger Gilbert Brule, goaltender Jeff Glass, and defencemen Ryan Sproul and Viktor Svedberg from their PTOs. They released right winger Logan Shaw and defencemen Philip Samuelsson, Duncan Seimens, and Justin Falk. Left winger Luke Gazdic has signed a PTO with AHL San Diego. Right winger Chris Stewart has signed a one-year contract in Slovakia with the KHL’s HC Slovan Bratislava.

Carolina Hurricanes

The Hurricanes signed defenceman Michal Cajkovsky to a one-year contract.

Chicago Blackhawks

The Blackhawks signed defenceman Brandon Davidson to a one-year contract.

Colorado Avalanche

The Avalanche released right winger Cody Bass from his PTO.

Columbus Blue Jackets

The Blue Jackets signed defenceman Michael Prapavessis to a two-year entry-level contract. They signed centre Mark Letestu to a one-year contract.

Dallas Stars

The Stars made no moves this week.

Detroit Red Wings

The Red Wings signed defenceman Jared McIsaac to a two-year entry-level contract.

Edmonton Oilers

The Oilers released right winger Scottie Upshall from his PTO.

Florida Panthers

The Panthers released centre Mark Letestu from training camp.

Los Angeles Kings

The Kings made no moves this week.

Minnesota Wild

The Wild made no moves this week.

Montreal Canadiens

The Canadiens signed left winger Paul Byron to a four-year contract extension. They released right winger Joel Ward from his PTO.

Nashville Predators

The Predators made no moves this week.

New Jersey Devils

The Devils re-signed left winger Miles Wood to a four-year contract. They signed defenceman Jeremy Groleau to a three-year entry-level contract. They claimed centre Jean-Sebastien Dea off waivers from Pittsburgh.

New York Islanders

The Islanders signed defenceman Luca Sbisa to a one-year contract.

New York Rangers

The Rangers made no moves this week.

Ottawa Senators

The Senators released right winger Jack Skille from his PTO.

Philadelphia Flyers

The Flyers made no moves this week.

Pittsburgh Penguins

The Penguins signed right winger Ryan Haggerty to a two-year contract.

San Jose Sharks

The Sharks signed right winger Jacob McGrew to a three-year entry-level contract.

St. Louis Blues

The Blues made no moves this week.

Tampa Bay Lightning

The Lightning claimed left winger Danick Martel off waivers from Philadelphia.

Toronto Maple Leafs

The Maple Leafs made no moves this week.

Vancouver Canucks

The Canucks made no moves this week.

Vegas Golden Knights

The Golden Knights re-signed defenceman Shea Theodore to a seven-year contract.

Washington Capitals

The Capitals signed defenceman Alexander Alexeyev to a three-year entry-level contract.

Winnipeg Jets

The Jets made no moves this week.