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Cole’s Notes From Around the League: 9/28/19-10/4/19

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 claimed goaltender Eric Comrie off waivers from Winnipeg. They signed goaltender Darcy Kuemper to a two-year contract extension.

Boston Bruins

The Bruins made no moves this week.

Right winger Lee Stempniak has retired from pro hockey. Drafted in the fifth round, 158th overall, in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft by the St. Louis Blues, Stempniak has 469 points (203G, 266A) in 911 games, as well as six points (3G, 3A) in 28 playoff games, for St. Louis (2005/06-partway through 2008/09), Toronto (partway through 2008/09-partway through 2009/10), Phoenix (partway through 2009/10-2010/11), Calgary (2011/12-partway through 2013/14), Pittsburgh (part of 2013/14), the Rangers (part of 2014/15), Winnipeg (part of 2014/15), New Jersey (part of 2015/16), Boston (part of 2015/16, 2018/19), and Carolina (2016/17-2017/18). A regular 30-50 point scorer through his career who could be a reliable piece for any team, I honestly thought he could challenge Mike Sillinger for the record for most NHL teams played for in his career. An injury keeping him out for most of the 2017/18 season ensured that that wouldn’t happen. Stempniak has career-highs of 52 points in 2007 with St. Louis, 28 goals with Toronto and Phoenix in 2010, and 32 assists in 2016 with New Jersey and Boston. Stempniak finished his final legit NHL season with 40 points (16G, 24A) in 82 games for Carolina in 2017. Missing most of the following seasons with injuries, Stempniak finished the following season with nine points (3G, 6A) in 37 games for Carolina and zero points in one game for AHL Charlotte, followed by 18 points in 20 games for AHL Providence and zero points in two games for Boston. Stempniak, 36, didn’t receive even so much as a tryout for this season.

Buffalo Sabres

The Sabres made no moves this week.

Calgary Flames

The Flames signed left winger Tobias Rieder to a one-year contract. They signed left winger Zac Rinaldo to a one-year contract. They released right winger Devante Smith-Pelly from his professional tryout contract. They released defenceman Andrew MacDonald from his professional tryout contract. They signed GM Brad Treliving to a multiyear extension. Goaltender Joni Ortio, who last played in the NHL for Calgary from 2013/14 to 2015/16, has signed in Switzerland with the National League A’s ZSC Lions.

Carolina Hurricanes

The Hurricanes made no moves this week.

Chicago Blackhawks

The Blackhawks signed right winger Alex DeBrincat to a three-year entry-level contract.

Colorado Avalanche

The Avalanche re-signed right winger Mikko Rantanen to a six-year contract.

Columbus Blue Jackets

The Blue Jackets made no moves this week.

Dallas Stars

The Stars made no moves this week. Right winger Stefan Noesen, who attended training camp with Dallas in 2019, has signed a one-year contract with AHL Wilkes-Barre/Scranton.

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 made no moves this week.

Minnesota Wild

The Wild made no moves this week.

Montreal Canadiens

The Canadiens made no moves this week.

Nashville Predators

The Predators made no moves this week.

New Jersey Devils

The Devils made no moves this week.

New York Islanders

The Islanders made no moves this week.

New York Rangers

The Rangers released defenceman Joe Morrow from his professional tryout contract. They signed left winger Micheal Haley to a one-year contract.

Ottawa Senators

The Senators made no moves this week.

Philadelphia Flyers

The Flyers made no moves this week.

Pittsburgh Penguins

The Penguins made no moves this week.

San Jose Sharks

The Sharks made no moves this week. Left winger Evander Kane has been suspended three games for abuse of an official.

St. Louis Blues

The Blues signed centre Brayden Schenn to an eight-year contract extension.. Right winger Jordan Caron, who last played in the NHL for St. Louis in 2015/16, has signed a professional tryout contract with ECHL Maine.

Tampa Bay Lightning

The Lightning made no moves this week.

Toronto Maple Leafs

The Maple Leafs released right winger Matt Read from his professional tryout contract. Goaltender Karri Ramo, who was last under contract in the NHL on a PTO with Toronto in 2016/17, has signed a one-year contract in Sweden with the SHL’s Djurgardens IF.

Vancouver Canucks

The Canucks made no moves this week.

Vegas Golden Knights

The Golden Knights made no moves this week.

Washington Capitals

The Capitals made no moves this week.

Winnipeg Jets

The Jets re-signed left winger Kyle Connor to a seven-year contract. They claimed defenceman Carl Dahlstrom off waivers from Chicago.