• Re-signing forward Damien Brunner is believed to be a priority for the Detroit Red Wings this summer. Ansar Khan of MLive.com suggests there’s “no question” the Red Wings will try to extend the unrestricted free agent-to-be, but proposed money and term is more difficult to predict.”Given that he doesn’t have a proven track record in the NHL, they might look to ink him for a shorter term (two years). If I were to guess, I’d say his salary-cap hit would be in the $2.5 million range.”
  • The Calgary Flames signed goaltender Joey MacDonald to a one-year, $925,000 contract on Saturday.

    MacDonald was claimed off waivers from the Detroit Red Wings by the Flames in February.

  • New Jersey Devils forward prospect Stefan Matteau has been released by his junior team, the Blainville-Boisbriand Armada, according to the team on Monday afternoon. The situation is rather strange as Matteau is believed to have quit the team after being benched during Game 2 of the Armada’s playoff series against Baie-Comeau Drakkar in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League’s semifinal.

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