- Pierre LeBrun: Claude Giroux’s Flyers deal is finalized: 8 years for $66.2 million. $8.275 million salary cap hit with a full no-trade clause.
- Pierre LeBrun: Daniel Briere will be signing with the Canadiens for 2 years and $8 million.
- Michael Russo of the Star Tribune: Keith Ballard will sign a 2 year, $3 million deal with the Wild.
“This isn’t a big homecoming celebration,” said Ballard, 30. “There’s a lot of work to be done to re-establish my career. It’s an important year for me. I’m not overly wrapped up in [the returning home] side of it. I’m just focused on putting all my efforts into having a good year and helping the team do well.”