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Date Player
8/16/2017 Matt Cullen, Pit, C
The Wild and Cullen have agreed to a one-year, $1 million contract, bringing him back to his home state for a 21st season in the NHL.

Analysis: Cullen played the last two years with Pittsburgh, winning consecutive Stanley Cups with the Penguins. He played three seasons for the Wild from 2010-13, his first return to Minnesota since launching his career at Moorhead High School and St. Cloud State. Cullen, who will turn 41 on Nov. 2, had 13 goals and 18 assists in 72 games in 2016-17 for the Penguins.
8/16/2017 Leon Draisaitl, Edm, C
The Oilers have signed Draisaitl to an eight-year contract extension with an average annual value of $8.5 million.

Analysis: The extension runs through the 2024-25 season, similar to the eight-year, $100-million extension superstar captain Connor McDavid signed with the team in July. With the signings, the Oilers are banking on McDavid and Draisaitl providing a potent one-two punch for the team as it looks to build on last season's return to the playoffs after a decade of futility. Draisaitl, a 21-year-old German, had 77 points (29 goals, 48 assists) last season, his third in the NHL.
8/14/2017 Shane Prince, NYI, LW
Prince will be sidelined four to six months after undergoing ankle surgery, the team announced Monday.

Analysis: Prince collected five goals and 13 assists in 50 games last season before missing the final four contests of the regular season with a high ankle sprain.
8/9/2017 Brendan Gaunce, Van, C
The Canucks signed Gaunce a two-year contract on Wednesday.

Analysis: Gaunce notched five assists in 57 games last season before missing the final month with a shoulder injury.
8/8/2017 Stephen Gionta, NYI, RW
The Islanders signed Gionta to a one-year, two-way contract Tuesday.

Analysis: Gionta, 33, spent the first seven years of his career in the New York area, playing for the Devils for six seasons before joining the Islanders last season. Brian Gionta's younger brother had six points in 26 games with the Isles.
8/5/2017 Nate Schmidt, VGK, D
The Vegas Golden Knights have signed Schmidt to a two-year, $4.45 million deal after claiming the defenseman from Washington in the expansion draft.

Analysis: Schmidt scored 17 points in 60 games for the Capitals last season before scoring four points in 11 playoff games. The 26-year-old Minnesota native was among the most valuable players acquired by the Golden Knights during the expansion draft in June.
8/3/2017 Jakob Chychrun, Ari, D
Chychrun had surgery Thursday to repair a knee injury that he suffered this week during offseason training.

Analysis: Chychrun is expected to make a full recovery, according to the Coyotes, but will be out indefinitely. The team said it would provide an update at the start of training camp in mid-September. Chychrun, drafted 16th overall last summer, had seven goals, 13 assists and 47 penalty minutes in 68 games as a rookie with the Coyotes last season.
8/3/2017 Mike Fisher, Nsh, C
Fisher is retiring after 17 seasons in the NHL, including the last one as the Predators' captain.

Analysis: Fisher had 276 goals and 309 assists in 1,088 regular-season games during an NHL career that lasted 17 seasons. He had 23 goals and 28 assists in 13 career playoff games. Fisher was named the Predators' captain in September 2016. He had 18 goals and 24 assists last season as Nashville earned its first Western Conference title.
8/2/2017 Jack Eichel, Buf, C
Eichel and the Sabres are discussing a contract extension that could run the NHL maximum eight years.

Analysis: The 20-year-old Eichel has one season remaining on the entry-level contract he signed after being selected with the second pick in the 2015 draft - one spot behind Connor McDavid, who recently signed an eight-year, $100 million deal with the Oilers. Eichel is coming off a season in which he had a team-leading 57 points and finished second with 24 goals in 61 games despite missing the first two months with a sprained left ankle.

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