The Chicago Blackhawks have signed free agent forward Ryan Potulny to a one-year, two-way contract.
The Nashville Predators have re-signed restricted free agent defenseman Cody Franson to a two-year, $1.6 million contract. Brochu's take: The two-year deal for restricted free agents seems to be the norm. Expect other NHL teams to sign their RFAs to two-year deals as well.
The Detroit Red Wings have re-signed forward Kirk Maltby to a one-year, two-way contract.
The Wings have also placed defenseman Derek Meech on waivers.
Brochu's European rumor roundup:
There are rumors that free agent forward Richard Park has signed a multi-year deal to play in Switzerland. Sources are saying he has signed for Genève-Servette HC or Rapperswil-Jona Lakers. Source