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Cole’s Notes From Around the League: 5/29/21-6/4/21

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. Left winger Jake DeBrusk has been fined $5000 for cross-checking the Islanders’ Scott Mayfield.

Buffalo Sabres

The Sabres made no moves this week.

Calgary Flames

The Flames made no moves this week. Left winger Joakim Nordstrom has signed in Russia with the KHL’s CSKA Moscow.

Carolina Hurricanes

The Hurricanes made no moves this week.

Chicago Blackhawks

The Blackhawks made no moves this week.

Colorado Avalanche

The Avalanche signed centre Andreas Wingerli to a one-year entry-level contract. No, the irony is not lost on me.

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 signed defenceman Wyatt Newpower to a two-year entry-level contract.

Edmonton Oilers

The Oilers made no moves this week. Right winger Adam Cracknell has signed a one-year contract with AHL Bakersfield.

Left winger Lennart Petrell, who last played in the NHL for Edmonton from 2011/12 to 2012/13, has retired from pro hockey. Drafted in the sixth round, 190th overall, in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft by the Columbus Blue Jackets, Petrell has 18 points (7G, 11A) in 95 games for the Edmonton Oilers (2011/12-2012/13). Petrell reached his career-high of nine points in both 2011/12 and 2012/13, and career highs of four goals in 2011/12 and six assists in 2012/13. Petrell, a fourth-liner at the NHL level and not a major offensive producer in the other leagues he played for, spent the bulk of his career with HIFK in the Finnish Liiga, playing for them 2003/04 through 2010/11, during the 2012/13 lockout, and from 2016/17 through 2019/20, with his two-season stint with the Oilers, a handful of games with their then-AHL affiliate, the Oklahoma City Barons, one season with the Swiss National League A’s HC Geneve-Servette, and two seasons with the SHL’s Lulea HF. He finished his last NHL season with nine points (3G, 6A) in 35 games for Edmonton and 11 points in 26 games for the Liiga’s HIFK. He finished his last pro season in 2019/20 with three points in 34 games. Petrell, 37, announced his retirement after missing the entire 2020/21 season.

Florida Panthers

The Panthers signed defenceman Kevin Connauton to a one-year entry-level contract.

Los Angeles Kings

The Kings signed left winger Vladimir Tkachyov to a one-year entry-level contract. They signed defenceman Helge Grans to a three-year entry-level contract.

Minnesota Wild

The Wild made no moves this week.

Montreal Canadiens

The Canadiens signed defenceman Mattias Norlinder to a three-year entry-level contract. Right winger Dale Weise, who last played in the NHL for Montreal from 2018/19 to 2019/20, has signed a one-year contract in Sweden with the SHL’s IK Oskarshamn.

Nashville Predators

The Predators made no moves this week. Goaltender Kasimir Kaskisuo has signed a two-year contract in Sweden with the SHL’s Leksands IF.

New Jersey Devils

The Devils made no moves this week.

Left winger Luke Gazdic, who last played in the NHL for New Jersey in 2016/17, has retired from pro hockey. Drafted in the sixth round, 172nd overall, in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft by the Dallas Stars, Gazdic has eight points (5G, 3A) in 147 games for the Edmonton Oilers (2013/14-2015/16) and the New Jersey Devils (2016/17). Gazdic’s career highs are four points, reached with Edmonton in 2014, two goals, reached in 2014 and 2015 with Edmonton, and two assists, reached in 2014 with Edmonton. Gazdic was an enforcer, a low scorer who even failed to crack triple digit points in nearly 400 games in the AHL. In his last NHL season, he scored zero points in 11 games for New Jersey and seven points in 37 games for AHL Albany. He finished his last pro season scoreless in seven games with AHL San Diego. Gazdic, 31, say out the 2020/21.

New York Islanders

The Islanders made no moves this week.

New York Rangers

The Rangers signed defenceman Nils Lundkvist to a three-year entry-level contract.

Ottawa Senators

The Senators signed centre Viktor Lodin to a two-year entry-level contract.

Philadelphia Flyers

The Flyers signed goaltender Samuel Ersson to a three-year entry-level contract.

Pittsburgh Penguins

The Penguins made no moves this week.

San Jose Sharks

The Sharks made no moves this week.

St. Louis Blues

The Blues signed centre Keean Washkurak to a three-year entry-level contract. Left winger Jacob De La Rose has signed in Sweden with the SHL’s Farjestad BK.

Tampa Bay Lightning

The Lightning made no moves this week.

Toronto Maple Leafs

The Maple Leafs signed centre Pontus Holmberg to a two-year entry-level contract.

Vancouver Canucks

The Canucks signed right winger Vasily Podkolzin to a three-year entry-level contract. They signed left winger Karel Plasek to a three-year entry-level contract.

Vegas Golden Knights

The Golden Knights signed centre Mason Primeau to a three-year entry-level contract. Right winger Ryan Reaves has been suspended two games for roughing and unsportsmanlike conduct against Colorado’s Ryan Graves.

Washington Capitals

The Capitals re-signed centre Joe Snively to a one-year contract. Right winger Dmitrij Jaskin, who last played in the NHL for Washington in 2018/19, has been released from his contract with the KHL’s Dynamo Moscow.

Winnipeg Jets

The Jets signed left winger Jeff Malott to a one-year entry-level contract. Centre Mark Scheifele has been suspended four games for charging Montreal’s Jake Evans.