Wednesday, July 09, 2008

NHL free agent signings for July 9, 2008

Former Ottawa Senators goalie Ray Emery has signed a one-year deal with Atlant Mytishchi of the new Russian Continental Hockey League. The deal is reportedly worth in excess of $2 million plus bonuses. Brochu's take: This was pretty obvious as none of the teams looking for goaltending even went near the guy. Maybe he can get his act together and come back to the NHL in 2009-2010.

The Washington Capitals have re-signed forward Sergei Fedorov to a one-year, $4 million contract.

The Caps also signed forward Brooks Laich to a three-year, $6.2 million contract extension.

The Montreal Canadiens have re-signed defenseman Josh Gorges to a three-year contract.

The San Jose Sharks have re-signed defenseman Christian Ehrhoff to a three-year, $9.3 million contract extension.

The Columbus Blue Jackets have signed centre Michael Peca to a one-year, $1.315 million contract. The BJs also signed defenseman Andrey Plekhanov to a two-year contract and defenseman Clay Wilson and left wing John Vigilante to one-year contracts.

The Carolina Hurricanes have re-signed forward Chad LaRose to a one-year, $875,000 contract extension.

The Edmonton Oilers have re-signed forward Jean-Francois Jacques to a two-year contract.

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