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  • Avalanche's Kevin Mandolese: Signs with new team

    Mandolese signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Avalanche on Tuesday.

    Mandolese's rights were acquired from Ottawa on Monday, and it didn't take Colorado long to get the 23-year-old goalie under contract. Mandolese is likely to spend most of 2024-25 with AHL Colorado, though he has three games of NHL experience and could see some time with the big club if Alexandar Georgiev or Justus Annunen are sidelined at any point.

  • Canucks' Arturs Silovs: Secures two-year contract

    Silovs signed a two-year, $1.7 million contract with Vancouver on Tuesday.

    Silovs posted a 3-0-1 record with a 2.47 GAA and an .881 save percentage in four regular-season appearances with the Canucks in 2023-24. He also went 5-5 in the playoffs with a 2.91 GAA and an .898 save percentage in 10 outings. Silovs will likely begin the 2024-25 campaign as Thatcher Demko's (knee) backup.

  • Avalanche's Kevin Mandolese: Acquired in trade

    Colorado acquired Mandolese and a 2026 seventh-round pick from Ottawa on Monday in exchange for a 2026 sixth-round selection.

    Mandolese posted a 10-9-2 record with a 3.07 GAA and a .901 save percentage across 23 regular-season appearances for AHL Belleville in 2023-24. He also went 0-2-0 with a 3.53 GAA and a .918 save percentage in two outings with ECHL Allen. With Alexandar Georgiev and Justus Annunen poised to occupy the top-two goaltending spots with the Avalanche in 2024-25, Mandolese will likely start the season in the minors.

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    Senators' Mads Sogaard: Signs two-year deal

    Sogaard signed a two-year, $1.55 million contract with Ottawa on Monday.

    Sogaard posted an 18-9-3 record with two shutouts, a 2.45 GAA and a .916 save percentage in 32 regular-season outings for AHL Belleville in 2023-24. The 23-year-old netminder also went 1-3-0 with a 4.04 GAA and an .859 save percentage in six NHL appearances with Ottawa last season. Sogaard will likely begin the upcoming season in the minors, as Linus Ullmark and Anton Forsberg are expected to open the year as the Senators' NHL goalies.

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    Kyle Keyser: Signs with KHL team

    Keyser signed a one-year contract with the Kunlun Red Star of the KHL on Thursday.

    Keyser shared time between the AHL and ECHL over the past five campaigns. During that span, the 25-year-old goaltender posted a 29-27-13 record with a 2.83 GAA and a .902 save percentage in 73 regular-season AHL outings for Providence. Keyser hasn't seen any NHL action yet in his career.

  • Jet Greaves G | CLB

    Blue Jackets' Jet Greaves: Re-signs with Columbus

    Greaves signed a two-year, $1.625 million contract with the Blue Jackets on Friday, Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet reports.

    Year 1 is a two-way pact, while Year 2 is a one-way agreement. Greaves will earn $800,000 during the 2024-25 campaign at the NHL level and $825,000 the following season. The 23-year-old netminder posted a record of 3-6-0 with a 3.49 GAA and a .908 save percentage in nine appearances with Columbus in 2023-24. He will battle Elvis Merzlikins and Daniil Tarasov at training camp for a roster spot, but he could start the upcoming season in the minors.

  • Blue Jackets' Zach Sawchenko: Agrees to two-way deal

    Sawchenko signed a one-year, two-way contract with Columbus on Sunday.

    Sawchenko posted a 4-1-0 record with a 2.12 GAA and a .924 save percentage in six regular-season appearances for AHL Abbotsford in 2023-24. He also went 2-4-0 with a 2.96 GAA and an .898 save percentage in six outings during the playoffs with Vancouver's top minor-league affiliate. The 26-year-old netminder will probably spend most, if not all, of 2024-25 in the AHL.

  • Hockey Club's Jaxson Stauber: Inks one-year deal

    Stauber secured a one-year, two-way contract with Utah HC on Friday.

    Stauber played six NHL games back in 2022-23 with the Blackhawks but spent all of last season in the minors. With AHL Rockford, the 25-year-old backstop went 18-8-3 with a .902 save percentage and 2.85 GAA in 31 AHL regular-season contests. Looking ahead to the upcoming season, Stauber figures to be the third netminder on the depth chart, at best, meaning he figures to spend most of the year in the minors.

  • Golden Knights' Akira Schmid: Lands two-year deal

    Schmid signed a two-year, $1.75 million contract with the Golden Knights on Wednesday, per CapFriendly.

    Schmid was traded from the Devils to the Golden Knights at the draft, but he did not receive a qualifying offer. This allowed the 24-year-old goalie to test free agency, but Vegas was able to get a deal done with him anyway. The Golden Knights also signed Ilya Samsonov on Monday to a one-year, $1.8 million deal, so it's likely Schmid will spend the bulk of 2024-25 at AHL Henderson.

  • James Reimer G | BUF

    Sabres' James Reimer: Signs one-year deal

    Reimer inked a one-year, $1 million contract with Buffalo on Tuesday.

    The 36-year-old Reimer will join an extremely young goalie group that includes Devon Levi (22), Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen (25) and recently signed Felix Sandstrom (27). Barring some standout performances in training camp, Reimer figures to enter the year as the No. 2 option behind Luukkonen, though he could be shipped down to the minors to serve as an emergency depth option as well.

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