The Philadelphia Flyers have signed goalie Ray Emery to a one-year, $1.5 million contract. The deal cannot be officially announced until July 1, when Emery is eligible to be signed. Brochu's take: Here we go again! The Pennsylvania Highway Patrol better get their tickets ready.
The Chicago Blackhawks have signed forward Rob Klinkhammer, defensemen Jonathan Carlsson and Brian Connelly and goaltender Alec Richards to entry-level contracts. Carlsson was the Hawks' fourth round choice in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft. Klinkhammer and Connelly had been playing with the AHL Rockford IceHogs, while Richards is a college free agent from Yale University. Source
The Atlanta Thrashers have re-signed forward Marty Reasoner to a two-year, contract extension.
The Calgary Flames have re-signed goalie Curtis McElhinney to a one-way, two-year deal, worth slightly over $1 million. Brochu's take: Hmmm, they must have a lot of confidence in him to sign a one-way contract. I would have guessed the Flames would go out this summer to find some better backup goaltending.
The Anaheim Ducks have re-signed forward Mike Brown to a two-year, $1.075 million contract extension.