Saturday, July 26, 2008

NHL free agent signings for July 26, 2008

The Boston Bruins have officially bought out the final year of Glen Murray's $4.15 million per year contract. Murray will become an unrestricted free agent.

The Minnesota Wild have avoided arbitration with forward Pierre-Marc Bouchard and have agreed to a five-year, $20.4 million contract.

The Nashville Predators have signed center Rich Peverley to a two-year contract and signed goaltender Pekka Rinne to a one-year contract extension.

The Colorado Avalanche have re-signed forward Marek Svatos to a two-year, $4.1 million contract.

The New York Islanders have re-signed defenseman Bruno Gervais to a three-year, $2.2 million deal.

The Montreal Canadiens have signed forward Yanick Lehoux to a one-year contract. Lehoux played the 2007-2008 season with Russian team Atlant Mytischy.

The Columbus Blue Jackets have signed forward Mike York to a one-year deal. Brochu's take: This is interesting, as York had already signed with KHL team Sibir Novosibirsk. Seems that "ceasefire" between the NHL and KHL didn't last long.

Washington Capitlas defenseman Shaone Morrisonn was awarded a one-year contract worth $1.975 million in salary arbitration.

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