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Date Player News
8/25/2014 Craig Anderson, G Anderson has signed a $12.6 million, three-year contract extension with the Ottawa Senators.

Analysis: Anderson had an NHL-best .941 save percentage in the lockout-shortened 2013 season to help Ottawa make the playoffs amid injuries. His percentage dropped to .911 last year.
8/21/2014 Jean-Sebastien Giguere, G Giguere is retiring after 16 NHL seasons in which he won 262 games, a Conn Smythe Trophy and a Stanley Cup championship.

Analysis: The 37-year-old Giguere is best known for his time with the Anaheim Ducks. He led the team to two appearances in the Stanley Cup finals, capturing the Conn Smythe Trophy in defeat in 2003 and hoisting the Cup in 2007.
8/21/2014 Kevin Hayes, RW Hayes agreed to terms on a free-agent contract with the New York Rangers on Wednesday.

Analysis: The 22-year-old forward had 27 goals and 38 assists this past season with Boston College, making him a finalist for the Hobey Baker that is awarded to the top player in collegiate hockey. Hayes, 6-foot-5 and 225 pounds, was named to the NCAA East All-American first team and Hockey East's first All-Star team after he set career-highs in goals, assists, power-play goals (six), and game-winning goals (six). He ranked second in the nation in points and fourth in assists.
8/20/2014 Raffi Torres, LW Torres will miss the start of the upcoming season after undergoing surgery for an infection in his previously surgically repaired right knee.

Analysis: Torres initially got hurt last preseason and underwent surgery for a torn ACL. He returned in late February and played five games before sitting out the rest of the regular season. Torres played hurt through a seven-game, first-round loss to Los Angeles in the playoffs.
8/19/2014 Clarke MacArthur, LW The Senators have signed MacArthur to a $23.25 million, five-year extension. The deal runs through the end of the 2019-20 season and has an average annual value of $4.65 million.

Analysis: MacArthur, a 29-year-old, scored a career-high 24 goals and had 31 assists in 79 games last season. He also set career highs with a plus-12 rating and 78 penalty minutes.
8/19/2014 Todd Bertuzzi, RW A settlement has been reached in Steve Moore's lawsuit against former Vancouver Canucks forward Todd Bertuzzi for his career-ending hit during an NHL game 10 years ago. Bertuzzi lawyer Geoff Adair confirmed the settlement but says the terms are confidential. The multimillion-dollar lawsuit had been scheduled to go to trial Sept. 8.

Analysis: Bertuzzi struck Moore from behind, sending the Colorado Avalanche player crashing face first to the ice and leaving him with a concussion and fractured vertebrae. Moore alleges the Canucks had put a bounty on him following his check that injured captain Markus Naslund. Bertuzzi pleaded guilty to criminal assault causing bodily harm. He was sentenced in 2006 to one year of probation and 80 hours of community service.
8/18/2014 Michael Leighton, G The Chicago Blackhawks have signed goaltender Michael Leighton to a one-year contract. The 33-year-old Leighton provides some organizational depth behind starter Corey Crawford and backup Antti Raanta. Barring injury, he could spend much of the year with Chicago's AHL affiliate in Rockford.

Analysis: Leighton was drafted by Chicago in the sixth round of the 1999 draft and made his NHL debut with the Blackhawks in January 2003. He has a 35-41-14 record with a 2.97 goals-against average in parts of eight seasons with Chicago, Nashville, Philadelphia and Carolina.
8/15/2014 Sidney Crosby, C Crosby says his aching wrist is doing well and he's ready for training camp.

Analysis: The reigning NHL MVP has been undergoing treatment on his right wrist after injuring it sometime last season. Crosby told reporters Friday while working out in southwest Florida that the wrist is "good" and he's "happy with the way it's gone."
8/15/2014 Jakob Silfverberg, RW The Anaheim Ducks have re-signed forward Jakob Silfverberg to a one-year, $850,500 contract. The Ducks announced the deal with the restricted free agent on Friday.

Analysis: Silfverberg had 10 goals and 13 assists in 52 games during his first season with the Ducks, who acquired the two-way forward from Ottawa last summer in a trade for Bobby Ryan.
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