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  • Torey Krug D | STL

    Blues' Torey Krug: Dealing with ankle injury

    Krug was diagnosed with pre-arthritic changes in his left ankle and will be evaluated in 6-8 weeks.

    That timeline puts Krug's next check-up at just before training camp. If his ankle gets worse, surgery is on the table, which would cost him the entire 2024-25 campaign. As is, it's likely the defenseman misses at least some time early in the season since his offseason ramp-up will be disrupted. If Krug misses the year, it could lead to a full-time role for Pierre-Olivier Joseph on the third pairing, while Scott Perunovich and Justin Faulk would figure to get the most additional power-play time.

  • Ducks' Jackson LaCombe: Signs two-year agreement

    LaCombe signed a two-year, $1.85 million contract with Anaheim on Monday.

    LaCombe accounted for two goals, 17 points, 55 shots on net, 129 blocked shots and 50 hits in 71 regular-season contests with the Ducks in 2023-24. His roster spot isn't a certainty for the upcoming campaign, but he will be in the mix for a depth position on the blue line during training camp.

  • Jets' Ville Heinola: Pens two-year pact

    Heinola signed a two-year, $1.6 million contract with Winnipeg on Monday.

    Heinola accumulated 10 goals and 27 points in 41 regular-season appearances with AHL Manitoba in 2023-24. He also had two assists in two playoff outings. Heinola has provided one goal and 10 helpers in 35 career NHL contests. The 23-year-old defenseman will compete for a spot on Winnipeg's bottom pairing at training camp.

  • Rangers' Matthew Robertson: Inks one-year contract

    Robertson signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Rangers on Monday.

    Robertson registered four goals and 21 points in 68 regular-season contests for AHL Hartford in 2023-24. He also chipped in one assist in 10 playoff outings. The 23-year-old defender doesn't have any NHL experience yet. Robertson will probably spend most, if not all, of the 2024-25 campaign in the minors.

  • Rangers' Braden Schneider: Agrees to extension

    Schneider signed a two-year, $4.4 million contract with the Rangers on Saturday, Peter Baugh of The Athletic reports.

    It'll be a bridge deal, carrying an AAV of $2.2 million, for the 22-year-old Schneider after he posted five goals, 19 points and a minus-1 rating while playing in all 82 games last season. Schneider has emerged as a steady third-pairing blueliner in New York, and he could be in line for a larger role in the 2024-25 campaign.

  • Rangers' Chad Ruhwedel: Inks one-year pact

    Ruhwedel inked a one-year, two-way contract with the Rangers on Friday.

    The fact that Ruhwedel signed a two-way deal doesn't bode well for him seeing a lot of minutes with New York this season. The 34-year-old blueliner has made a career out of being a seventh defenseman, one that includes a Stanley Cup championship, so he won't necessarily be playing a bunch with AHL Hartford. Regardless, fantasy players probably shouldn't be expecting much out of Ruhwedel even when he does get into the lineup.

  • Ty Emberson D | SJ

    Sharks' Ty Emberson: Ready for camp

    Emberson (lower body) will be fully fit when training camp kicks off ahead of the 2024-25 campaign, Sheng Peng of San Jose Hockey Now reports Friday.

    Emberson recently signed a one-year deal with the Sharks, resolving his restricted free-agent status ahead of the season. Last year, the 24-year-old defenseman saw action in 30 NHL contests in which he garnered one goal, nine assists and 31 shots while averaging 18:33 of ice time. Looking ahead to the upcoming season, Emberson should take the next step in his development and be a full-time NHL option for San Jose.

  • Bruins' Michael Callahan: Signs one-year deal

    Callahan penned a one-year, two-way contract with Boston on Friday.

    Callahan has yet to make his NHL debut after being selected by the Coyotes in the fifth round of the 2018 NHL Draft. Last year, the 24-year-old defenseman generated four goals and 13 helpers in 70 regular-season contests. While Callahan could make his debut this year, he figures to spend the bulk of the campaign in the minors with AHL Providence.

  • Sean Walker D | CAR

    Wild's Samuel Walker: Signs one-year deal

    Walker agreed to terms on a one-year, two-way contract with Minnesota on Thursday.

    Walker has just 13 games of NHL experience under his belt over the last two seasons, including four games during the 2023-24 campaign in which he recorded zero points, three shots and two hits. While the 25-year-old winger could get the occasional call-up this upcoming season, he will likely spend the bulk of the year in the minors with AHL Iowa.

  • Ty Emberson D | SJ

    Sharks' Ty Emberson: Pens one-year deal

    Emberson (lower body) inked a one-year, $950,000 contract with San Jose on Thursday, Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet reports.

    Emberson saw action in 30 regular-season games with the Sharks last year in which he notched one goal, nine assists and 94 hits while averaging 18:33 of ice time. The Wisconsin native should be in the mix for a full-time NHL roster spot this year, which sets him up well to offer decent mid-range fantasy value given his offensive upside.

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