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Minnesota Wild re-sign forward Kevin Fiala to one-year, $5.1 million deal
Fiala had 20 goals and 20 assists in 50 games last season with the Wild, leading the team with five game-winning goals and 41 takeaways. He has 101 points in 133 games over two-plus seasons since Minnesota acquired him.

Nashville Predators re-sign goalieJusse Saros to 4-year, $20 million deal
Saros, 26, is coming off his best season yet in his five-year NHL career. He went 21-11-1 in 36 games with career bests in wins, 35 starts, a 2.28 goals-against average and a .927 save percentage.
 

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Retooled Philadelphia Flyers avoid arbitration with Travis Sanheim, 25, settle on two-year contract
A first-round draft choice in 2014, Sanheim, 25, has four NHL seasons on his résumé, all with the Flyers, with 22 goals and 85 points.

Henrik Lundqvist announces retirement, ending 15-year NHL career
Lundqvist retires with a record of 459-310-96 in 887 career NHL games, with a save percentage of .918, a 2.43 goals-against average and 64 shutouts. He is the Rangers' franchise leader in all those categories.
 

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Carolina Hurricanes reach 8-year, $62M deal with Andrei Svechnikov
Svechnikov had 15 goals and 27 assists in 55 regular-season games last season as the Hurricanes won a division championship for the first time in 15 years. Svechnikov also had two goals and six assists in 11 playoff games.

Philadelphia Flyers sign center Sean Couturier to 8-year, $62 million extension
Couturier won the Selke Trophy in 2020 as the league's best defensive forward. He had 18 goals and 23 assists last season. The eighth pick in the 2011 draft, he has 443 points in 692 regular-season games
 

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Rod Gilbert, Hall of Fame forward for New York Rangers, dies at 80
From Montreal, Gilbert spent his entire 18-year NHL career with the Rangers -- a career that was nearly derailed in 1960 when he broke a vertebra in his back after slipping on garbage on the ice while playing for Guelph in the junior Ontario Hockey Association.

Jimmy Hayes, NHL veteran of seven seasons with four teams, dies at 31
Hayes, a 6-foot-5 right winger, was drafted in the second round (60th overall) in 2008 by the Toronto Maple Leafs. Two years later, he helped Boston College to its second straight national title, totaling 13 goals and 22 assists in 42 games as a sophomore.
 

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Minnesota Wild sign veteran Jordie Benn on 1-year, $900K contract
Benn has 24 goals, 103 assists, 670 hits and 908 blocked shots in 556 career NHL games, mostly with the Dallas Stars. The Wild will be his fifth NHL team.

Carolina Hurricanes tender stunning one-year, $6.1 million offer to Jesperi Kotkaniemi
Kotkaniemi, a Pori, Finland, native who was the No. 3 overall pick in 2018, could mesh well in that youthful offensive mix. In 19 postseason games for the Canadiens, he finished with five goals and eight points.
 

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After leading Philadelphia Flyers in goals, Joel Farabee lands six-year, $30 million extension
Farabee, 21, led the Flyers with 20 goals last season while also chipping in 18 assists in 55 games.

Buffalo Sabres' Casey Mittelstadt, Henri Jokiharju get 3-year deals
Overall, Mittelstadt has 27 goals and 61 points in 155 career games. Jokiharju had three goals and five assists in 46 games this past season.

Ottawa Senators agree to re-sign Drake Batherson to six-year contract
Batherson, 23, skated in all 56 of the Senators' games last season, ranking second on the team with 17 goals and adding 17 assists before becoming a restricted free agent.
 

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Calgary Flames sign Connor Mackey, Brad Richardson
The 36-year-old Richardson has 107 goals and 139 assists in 825 regular-season games in 16 seasons with Colorado, Vancouver, Arizona, Nashville and Los Angeles.

Calgary Flames sign defensemen Erik Gudbranson, Michael Stone to one-year deals
Gudbranson, 29, has played 10 NHL seasons for six teams: Florida, Vancouver, Pittsburgh, Anaheim, Ottawa and Nashville. He has 77 points (21 goals, 56 assists) and 640 penalty minutes in 563 games. The 31-year-old Stone is also a 10-year veteran. He has spent the past five seasons with the Flames and had four points in 21 appearances last season.
 
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