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Cole’s Notes From Around the League: 7/3/21-7/9/21

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. Left winger Sergei Plotnikov has signed a one-year contract in Russia with the KHL’s CSKA Moscow.

Boston Bruins

The Bruins signed centre Cameron Hughes and Joona Koppanen to one-year contracts. Defenceman Steven Kampfer has signed a one-year contract in Russia with the KHL’s Ak-Bars Kazan.

Buffalo Sabres

The Sabres made no moves this week.

Calgary Flames

The Flames made no moves this week.

Carolina Hurricanes

The Hurricanes signed centre Jack Drury to a three-year entry-level contract.

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. Left winger Mikhail Grigorenko signed a three-year contract in Russia with the KHL’s CSKA Moscow.

Goaltender Matiss Kivlenieks has passed away. Signed as an undrafted free agent in 2017 by the Columbus Blue Jackets, Kivlenieks had a 2-2-2 record, 0.899 Save%, 3.09 GAA, and zero shutouts in eight games for Columbus (2019/20-2020/21). He had a career best of one win and zero shutouts in both 2020 and 2021, and a 0.901 Save% and 2.95 GAA in 2021, all with Columbus. While Joonas Korpisalo and countryman Elvis Merzlikins were the primary goalies for the Blue Jackets, Kivlenieks would the first goalie called up usually. He finished his last pro season with a 1-1-0 record, 0.901 Save%, 3.40 GAA, and zero shutouts in two games for Columbus and a 6-2-0 and 0.929 Save% in eight games for AHL Cleveland. Kivlenieks passed away at age 24, and was initially reported by authorities as having slipped and hit his head on a concrete floor while attempting to get out of a hot tub to avoid a firework that had accidentally been fired in the direction of people, but was later confirmed to have died of chest trauma as a result of being struck by a firework.

Dallas Stars

The Stars made no moves this week.

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 signed defenceman Christian Wolanin to a one-year contract extension.

Minnesota Wild

The Wild signed centre Nick Bjugstad to a one-year contract extension.

Montreal Canadiens

The Canadiens made no moves this week.

Nashville Predators

The Predators made no moves this week.

New Jersey Devils

The Devils signed goaltender Scott Wedegewood to a one-year contract extension. They signed defenceman Jonas Siegenthaler to a two-year contract extension.

New York Islanders

The Islanders made no moves this week.

New York Rangers

The Rangers signed centre Brett Howden to a one-year contract extension.

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.

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 signed defenceman Travis Dermott to a two-year contract extension.

Vancouver Canucks

The Canucks made no moves this week.

Vegas Golden Knights

The Golden Knights made no moves this week.

Washington Capitals

The Capitals signed left winger Beck Malenstyn to a one-year contract extension. Left winger Daniel Carr has signed a one-year contract in Switzerland with the National League’s HC Lugano.

Winnipeg Jets

The Jets signed centre Dominic Toninato to a two-year contract extension.

The Tampa Bay Lightning have won the 2021 Stanley Cup.