The Boston Bruins have re-signed defenseman Zdeno Chara to a 7-year, $45 million contract extension. Brochu's take: Provided he stays injury-free, this is a decent contract. Chara is a fitness demon, so it's possible he can play at the highest level until he's 40.
The Bruins have also re-signed forward Patrice Bergeron to a three-year, $15 million contract extension. They have also signed enforcer Brian McGrattan to a contract.
The Vancouver Canucks have traded defenseman Sean Zimmerman to the Florida Panthers for defenseman Nathan Paetsch.
The Buffalo Sabres have signed forward Mark Parrish to a one-year deal.
The Phoenix Coyotes have signed defenseman Brandon Gormley to a three-year, entry-level contract.
The Anaheim Ducks have signed goalie Igor Bobkov to a three-year, entry-level contract.
The Columbus Blue Jackets have signed forward Oliver Gabriel to a three-year, entry-level contract.