Two players sent to the AHL
Signing and some expected signings
Aaron Portzline of The Athletic: The Columbus Blue Jackets are expected to sign goaltender Elvis Merzlikins to a one-year entry-level deal.
The 24-year old Merzlikins could be in Columbus this weekend and play in the AHL later this month.
Playing now would burn the year and make him a restricted free agent on July 1st.
Max Bultman: The Detroit Red Wings have signed their 2015 fifth-round pick Chase Pearson to a two-year entry-level contract.
Florida Panthers: The Panthers have signed defenseman Brady Keeper to a two-year entry-level contract.
Michael Russo: The Minnesota Wild will be signing NCAA free agent goaltender Mat Robson to a two-year entry-level deal. Robson will join the team and burn a year of the deal.
Stephen Whyno: The Washington Capitals have signed college free agent forward Joe Snively from Yale.