Some minor deals here worth noting:
Cam Atkinson signed a contract extension with Columbus, four years gradually escalating to $4.5 million in the fourth year. This kind of payday indicates that he will continue to be given scoring-line ice time and will be allowed to develop into at least getting the chance at his upside (rather than the team giving up on him).
Toronto trades Olli Jokinen to the Blues for a late draft pick.
Buffalo trades Torrey Mitchell to the Habs
Pittsburgh re-acquires Ben Lovejoy
Analysis on the Conacher trade forthcoming...
The Wild trade Justin Falk and a fifth to Columbus for Jordan Leopold.
Buffalo trades goalie David Legg