I will be constantly updating the blog in the next few days until Free Agency Day! So thanks for reading.
The Chicago Blackhawks have re-signed forward David Bolland to a five-year, $16.875 million contract extension. Brochu's take: This was rumored at the draft, so now it's official. Big overpayment if you ask me.
The Carolina Hurricanes have signed forward Jussi Jokinen to a two-year, $3.4-million contract extension.
The following NHL players have been placed on unconditional waivers, for the purposes of buying out their contracts. St. Louis Blues defenseman Jay McKee ($4 million), Boston Bruins forward Peter Schaefer ($2.1 million) and Florida Panthers forward Brett McLean ($1.7 million). The salary in brackets is their expected salary in 2009-2010.
The Pittsburgh Penguins have re-signed forward Craig Adams to a two-year, $1.1 million contract extension.