The St. Louis Blues have signed forwards Philip McRae, Anthony Peluso and Brett Sonne to entry-level contracts. Terms were not disclosed. Source
The Calgary Flames released the Quad City ownership group Thursday from the remaining three years of their minor-league AHL affiliate agreement with the NHL team. "We intend to file for relocation to Abbotsford," Flames president Ken King said. "We've got a lot of critical, key prospects in our system, and we need a great home for them to prepare for the NHL." Brochu's take: Hmmm, putting a minor league team in enemy territory would sure make for interesting crowds. Source
The Vancouver Canucks have announced Thursday they have renewed their affiliation agreement with the AHL Manitoba Moose through the 2011-12 season.
Brochu's European rumor roundup:
Ottawa Senators defenseman Mattias Karlsson is rumored to be leaving the organization in the summer to play in Sweden next year. The rumored teams interested in signing him are Lulea and Farjestad. Source