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Cole’s Notes From Around the League: 8/22/20-8/28/20

The latest in transaction news from across the NHL.

Toronto Maple Leafs v Columbus Blue Jackets Photo by Chase Agnello-Dean/NHLI via Getty Images

Anaheim Ducks

The Ducks made no moves this week.

Arizona Coyotes

The Coyotes signed centre Blake Speers to a one-year contract. They have been forced to forfeit their 2020 second-round pick and 2021 first-round pick for doing fitness testing on draft eligible players against combine policy. Defenceman Rostislav Klesla, who last played in the NHL for Phoenix from 2010/11 to 2013/14, has signed in Czechia with the Czech Fourth leauge’s HC Samson Ceske Budejovice.

Boston Bruins

The Bruins signed goaltender Dan Vladar to a three-year contract extension.

Buffalo Sabres

The Sabres made no moves this week.

Calgary Flames

The Flames made no moves this week.

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. Head coach John Tortorella has been fined $25000 for conduct during a media availability.

Dallas Stars

The Stars made no moves this week. Centre Martin Hanzal has signed in Czechia with the Czech Fourth league’s HC Samson Ceske Budejovice.

Detroit Red Wings

The Red Wings signed centre Robby Fabbri to a two-year contract extension.

Edmonton Oilers

The Oilers made no moves this week.

Defenceman Mike Green has retired from pro hockey. Drafted in the first round, 29th overall, in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft by the Washington Capitals, Green has 501 points (150G, 351A) in 880 games, as well as 37 points (10G, 27A) in 76 playoff games, for Washington (2005/06-2014/15), Detroit (2015/16-partway through 2019/20), and Edmonton (part of 2019/20). Green has career highs of 76 points and 57 assists in 2010, and 31 goals in 2009, all for Washington. Green was named a first-team All-Star in 2009 and 2010 with Washington, and played in two All-Star Games, representing Washington in 2011 and Detroit in 2018. Green, 34, finished his final season with 11 points (3G, 8A) in 50 games as he was traded from Detroit to Edmonton.

Florida Panthers

The Panthers made no moves this week. Right winger Radim Vrbata, who last played in the NHL in 2017/18 for Florida, has signed in Czechia with the Czech Fourth leauge’s HC Samson Ceske Budejovice.

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 made no moves this week.

Ottawa Senators

The Senators made no moves this week.

Philadelphia Flyers

The Flyers made no moves this week.

Pittsburgh Penguins

The Penguins acquired right winger Kasperi Kapanen, left winger Pontus Aberg, and defenceman Jesper Lindgren from Toronto. They signed defenceman Chad Ruhwedel to a one-year contract extension.

San Jose Sharks

The Shark made no moves this week.

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 acquired centre Evan Rodrigues, centre Filip Hallander, defenceman David Warsofsky, and a 2020 first-round pick from Pittsburgh.

Vancouver Canucks

The Canucks made no moves this week.

Vegas Golden Knights

The Golden Knights made no moves this week.

Washington Capitals

The Capitals fired head coach Todd Reirden.

Winnipeg Jets

The Jets made no moves this week.