The Winnipeg Jets have acquired Peter Budaj and Patrick Holland from the Montreal Canadiens for Eric Tangradi.
The New York Islanders have acquired Nick Leddy and Ken Simpson from the Chicago Blackhawks for Ville Pokka, T.J. Brennan, and Anders Nilsson.
The New York Islanders have acquired Johnny Boychuk from the Boston Bruins for two 2nd round draft picks (2015 and 2016) and a conditional 3rd round draft pick (2015).
The Chicago Blackhawks have signed Daniel Carcillo to a one-year contract worth $500,000.
The Ottawa Senators have named Erik Karlsson as their new captain, following the departure of last year’s captain, Jason Spezza.
The Ottawa Senators have signed Bobby Ryan to a seven-year contract extension worth $50.75 million ($7.25 million/year).
The New York Rangers will be without the services of centre Derek Stepan for four to six weeks with a fracture in his left fibula. Stepan, 24, incurred the injury during a conditioning drill on Wednesday morning and had to be helped off the ice.
An MRI on the shoulder of Detroit Red Wings centre Pavel Datsyuk has revealed a second-degree separation and the 36-year-old will be sidelined for four to five weeks. Datsyuk was taken hard into the boards by Penguins defenceman Rob Scuderi during the Red Wings’ 2-1 victory over Pittsburgh on Monday.
Carolina Hurricanes centre Jordan Staal suffered a broken bone in his right leg sustained in a preseason game at Buffalo on Tuesday night. Staal was hurt on what appeared to be an innocent play with 6:35 left in the third period. He was skating up the right boards inside the Sabres zone when he was checked into the boards by defenceman Josh Gorges. Staal immediately fell to the ice and lay on his side for a few seconds before play was stopped.
It appears that the Tampa Bay Lightning will be without one of their promising young forwards for the rest of training camp and the start of the regular season. According to Lightning beat writer Bryan Burns, Jonathan Drouin will be out for three to four weeks with a slight fracture in his right thumb.