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Cole’s Notes From Around the League: 6/1/19-6/7/19

The latest in transaction news from across the NHL.

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Anaheim Ducks

The Ducks made no moves this week. Defenceman Trevor Murphy has signed a two-year contract in China with the KHL’s Kunlun Redstar. Defenceman Andrej Sustr has signed a one-year contract in China with the KHL’s Kunlun Redstar.

Arizona Coyotes

The Coyotes signed defenceman Robbie Russo to a one-year contract extension. Centre Pavel Datsyuk has signed a one-year contract in Russia with the KHL’s Avtomobilist Yekaterinburg.

Boston Bruins

The Bruins made no moves this week.

Buffalo Sabres

The Sabres signed left winger Jeff Skinner to an eight-year contract extension.

Calgary Flames

The Flames made no moves this week.

Defenceman Nicklas Grossmann, who last played in the NHL for Calgary in 2016/17, has retired from pro hockey. Drafted in the second round, 56th overall, in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft by the Dallas Stars, Grossmann has 86 points (13G, 73A) in 592 games, as well as three points in 31 playoff games, for Dallas (2006/07-partway through 2011/12), Philadelphia (partway through 2011/12-2014/15), Arizona (2015/16), and Calgary (2016/17). Grossmann left the NHL during the 2016/17 season and played the rest of his career in his native Sweden, the last two seasons in the Allsvenskan. Grossmann has career-highs of 14 points, in 2014 and 2015 with Philadelphia, five goals in 2015 with Philadelphia, and 13 assists in 2014 with Philadelphia. Grossmann, 34, had zero points in three games for Calgary in his last NHL season, and finished his final pro season in the Allsvenskan with eight points in 28 games for Sodertalje SK after two seasons as team captain.

Carolina Hurricanes

The Hurricanes made no moves this week.

Chicago Blackhawks

The Blackhawks made no moves this week. Defenceman Sami Lepisto, who last played in the NHL for Chicago in 2011/12, has signed a one-year contract extension in Finland with the KHL’s Jokerit Helsinki.

Colorado Avalanche

The Avalanche made no moves this week.

Columbus Blue Jackets

The Blue Jackets signed goaltender Veini Vehvilainen to a two-year entry-level contract.

Dallas Stars

The Stars signed defenceman Roman Polak to a one-year contract extension. They signed left winger Mattias Janmark to a one-year contract extension.

Detroit Red Wings

The Red Wings made no moves this week.

Edmonton Oilers

The Oilers signed centre Brad Malone and goaltender Shane Starrett to one-year contract extensions.

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. Goaltender Niklas Svedberg, who was under contract with Minnesota in 2017/18, has signed a one-year contract in Sweden with the SHL’s Djurgardens IF.

Montreal Canadiens

The Canadiens made no moves this week. Goaltender Antti Niemi has signed a one-year contract in Finland with the KHL’s Jokerit Helsinki.

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 signed defenceman Tarmo Reunanen to a two-year entry-level contract.

Ottawa Senators

The Senators made no moves this week.

Philadelphia Flyers

The Flyers acquired centre Kevin Hayes from Winnipeg. Centre Jori Lehtera, who played for Philadelphia from 2017/18 to 2018/19, has signed a one-year contract in Russia with the KHL’s SKA St. Petersburg.

Pittsburgh Penguins

The Penguins signed goaltender Emil Larmi to a two-year entry-level contract.

San Jose Sharks

The Sharks made no moves this week.

St. Louis Blues

The Blues made no moves this week. Right winger Nikita Soshnikov has signed a two-year contract in Russia with the KHL’s Salavat Yulaev Ufa. Centre Ivan Barbashev has been suspended one game for an illegal check to the head Marcus Johansson.

Tampa Bay Lightning

The Lightning made no moves this week.

Toronto Maple Leafs

The Maple Leafs made no moves this week. Centre Josh Jooris has signed a three-year contract in Switzerland with the National League A’s HC Lausanne.

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 signed right winger Andrei Chibisov to a one-year entry-level contract. They acquired a 2019 fifth-round pick from Philadelphia. They signed right winger Seth Griffith to a one-year contract extension. They signed right winger JC Lipon to a one-year contract extension.