Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Pitkanen traded for Cole, more signings

The Edmonton Oilers have traded restricted free agent Joni Pitkanen to the Carolina Hurricanes in exchange for forward Erik Cole. Brochu's take: This is one of those rare trades that have been rumored for quite some time and has actually taken place. Pitkanen gets a third chance to prove himself while Cole should take Torres' place on the top six of the Oilers' forwards.

The Chicago Blackhawks have traded restricted free agent forward Rene Bourque to the Calgary Flames in exchange for a future second round pick.

The Anaheim Ducks have officially re-signed restricted free agent forward Corey Perry to a 5 year, $26.625 million contract extension.

The Carolina Hurricanes have signed defenseman Anton Babchuk to a one-year, $1 million contract. Babchuk spent the 2007-2008 season playing with Avangard Omsk of the RSL. Source

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