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Hannu Toivonen will return to Finland next year. A little young to give up his NHL dream, but with Ben Bishop on the way, plus Marek Schwarz and Juuso Riksman in the mix... he decided it wasn't worth it, I guess.
Mark Marquardt, a power forward who ranks 366 on my Fantasy Prospects List, has been traded by Columbus to Boston for defenseman Jonathan Sigalet.Marquardt will not pay for a few years, whereas Sigalet will bolster the defense in the CBJ system.
The Caps signed Matt Bradley to a three-year deal for $3 million. The gap between the stars and the non-stars is widening, as third/fourth liners get pushed down towards the minimum.
Mike Modano all but confirmed that he will return for another season.
With no transfer agreement in place, there is not longer a deadline for NHL teams to sign their European prospects. Players like Buffalo prospect goalie Jhonas Enroth will still be Buffalo's property after June 1 even without a contract.
Geoff Sanderson stated that he doubts the Oilers will bring him back and if no team signs him by a predetermined date, he will retire. I had already anticipated that and had removed him from my predictions template a couple of weeks ago.