Thursday, March 05, 2009

Waiver Claims and Signings

The Dallas Stars have claimed forward Brendan Morrison off waivers from the Anaheim Ducks.

The Pittsburgh Penguins have claimed forward Craig Adams off waivers from the Chicago Blackhawks.

The Toronto Maple Leafs have claimed defenseman Erik Reitz off waivers from the New York Rangers.

The Leafs also claimed Ottawa Senators goalie Martin Gerber off re-entry waivers. Brochu's take: Gerber will be the no.1 goalie for the Leafs for the rest of the season, as Vesa Toskala has been shut down for hip surgery.

The Ottawa Senators have re-signed defenseman Filip Kuba to a three-year, $11.1 million contract extension, with a full no trade clause. Brochu's take: The deal effectively ended the Kuba trade rumors.

The Buffalo Sabres have re-signed Tim Connolly to a two-year, $9 million contract extension. Brochu's take: The Sabres had to do this, but that's a lot of money to a guy with serious injury troubles.

The Los Angeles Kings have re-signed defenseman Sean O'Donnell to a one-year, $1.25 million contract extension. They have also signed goalie Erik Ersberg to a two-year, $1.5 million contract extension. Brochu's take: That's an absolute bargain for Ersberg.

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