While NHL free agency began Sunday, most of the high-profile dominoes have yet to fall. Monday may be decision day for players like winger Zach Parise, defenseman Ryan Suter and a number of others who are waiting to see what the big dogs do before signing on the dotted line themselves. So be sure to stay tuned throughout the day.
In the meantime, for those who may not have been able to keep up with the free agency news, here’s a quick roundup of where things stand, beginning with the Capitals.
— The Capitals have also signed AHL defensemen Kevin Marshall and Garrett Stafford to one-year deals.
Marshall, who was a restricted free agent this summer, recorded six points and 116 penalty minutes with Hershey and the Adirondack Phantoms in 2011-12. Washington acquired Marshall, 23, from the Flyers last February.
Stafford, 32, is a seasoned AHL veteran with 610 career games in that league. In 2011-12, he recorded 28 points (9 goals, 19 assists) in 48 games with the Portland Pirates and Hamilton Bulldogs. Stafford has appeared in seven NHL games in his career; his most recent appearance came in 2010-11 with the Phoenix Coyotes.
Around the NHL:
— For a full list of free agent signings, check out TSN’s sortable list.
— Zach Parise is expected to make a decision at some point Monday afternoon. It’s believed he’s narrowed his pool of teams to New Jersey, Minnesota, Pittsburgh, Detroit, Los Angeles and Philadelphia. Once Parise signs, it’s believed the trade market for Columbus’s Rick Nash and Anaheim’s Bobby Ryan will heat up.
— The other star of this year’s free agent show, Ryan Suter, may make a decision Monday as well. Nashville is trying to retain him but Suter has received a number offers from other teams, including the Detroit Red Wings, who see him as the heir apparent to Nicklas Lidstrom’s top spot on the depth chart.
— Martin Brodeur will stay in New Jersey. The goaltender agreed to a two-year, $9 million deal with the Devils.
— To the surprise of no one, Alex Radulov is returning to Russia and the KHL. The winger signed a four-year contract with CSKA, whose general manager is Sergei Fedorov, and will make roughly $9.2 million per season according to Puck Daddy’s Dmitry Chesnokov.
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