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.
Zdeno Chara signs 1-year deal with New York Islanders
Defenseman Zdeno Chara has signed a one-year contract with the New York Islanders for his 24th NHL season, rejoining the organization that originally drafted him in 1996. Chara, 44, played last season with the Washington Capitals, appearing in 55 games and contributing two goals and eight assists. He joined Washington on a one-year contract. An unrestricted free agent, this is the fourth straight one-year deal Chara has signed. The defenseman has played 1,608 games with the Islanders, Ottawa Senators, Boston Bruins and the Capitals since entering the NHL in 1997-98 -- 13th most games played in NHL history. Chara has 207 career goals and 459 career assists, along with 2,000 penalty minutes. He won the Norris Trophy as the NHL's top defenseman in 2008-09 and was a finalist for the award six times.