• It appears that NCAA prospect Justin Schultz will not agree to terms with the Anaheim Ducks on an entry-level contract. A loophole in the CBA will allow him to become an unrestricted free agent on July 1 and it appears as though he may be heading for that route. The Ducks want to sign the 22-year-old defenseman badly, but there are reports that he will be the property of another team this summer. Schultz registered 16 goals and 44 points in 37 contests from the back end in 2011-12 with the University of Wisconsin. He was Anaheim’s second-round selection, 43rd overall, in the 2008 draft.
  • Phoenix Coyotes has inked University of Michigan center Chris Brown to a three-year, entry-level deal. He generated 12 goals and 17 assists in 38 games with the Wolverines this past season and will not be back for his senior year. Brown helped Team USA win the bronze medal at the 2011 World Junior Championships and he was chosen in the second round of the 2009 draft by the Coyotes.
  • Adam Cracknell has earned a one-year extension from the St. Louis Blues. The Blues announced the signing on Tuesday. Cracknell has skated in 64 games with the AHL’s Peoria Rivermen this year, while contributing 46 points and a plus-21 rating. He has one goal in two contests with St. Louis as well in 2011-12.
  • The Buffalo Sabres have signed Brian Flynn to a one-year, entry-level contract that will begin next season. He had 18 goals and 30 helpers with the University of Maine in 2011-12 and will conclude the year with Rochester in the AHL.
  • The Columbus Blue Jackets have signed forward Sean Collins to a two-year, entry-level deal. In his senior year with Cornell University, Collins registered 13 goals and 13 assists in 35 games. He was drafted in the seventh round in 2008 by Columbus.
  • Mike Lee has signed a three-year, entry-level contract with Phoenix. In 16 games with St. Cloud State during 2011-12, he posted an 8-6-2 record with a 2.23 goals-against average and a .930 save percentage. Lee was picked in the third round of the 2009 draft by the Coyotes.

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