The Sharks have signed Dimitri Patzold to a one-year deal. It is unknown if it is a one-way or two-way contract. He will battle Thomas Greiss for the backup role and if it is a two-way deal he will lose that battle. All things being equal, I like Greiss better to win the job.

 

Mike Ricci has officially retired. No big surprise there.

 

The Senators signed their first round pick from this past summer Jim O'Brien. They signed him now primarily to get him more ice time - in junior. He was not getting enough in college. It is doubtful that he will crack the lineup this time around.

 

Peter Forsberg has reportedly spoken with Bryan Murray about coming to Ottawa. Jim Gunther will have an article addressing the Forsberg issue later today.

 

Talks between Stephen Weiss and the Florida Panthers have improved. Things are finally moving in the right direction now.

 

SPECTOR is reporting that Josef Vasicek and Jan Bulis are both speaking to RSL teams. It would not surprise me if they both left the NHL for good.

 

Jamie Heward has signed to play in the Russian Super League next season. 

 

 


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