Eastern Conference News: Blue Jackets, Maple Leafs, Red Wings, Bruins and Senators

Eastern Conference News: Blue Jackets, Maple Leafs, Red Wings, Bruins and Senators

Josh Anderson and the Columbus Blue Jackets agree on a three-year deal
On the Columbus Blue Jackets …

Elliotte Friedman: Josh Anderson will agree to the Blue Jackets offer of three years at a $1.85 million salary cap hit.

Rick Dhaliwal: Anderson had wanted to sign a one-year deal at $750,000, but the Blue Jackets were holding on three years.

On the Toronto Maple Leafs …

Darren Dreger: The Maple Leafs like Carl Grundstrom, but he needs another year to develop and is heading back to Sweden.

Darren Dreger: Grundstrom is not eligible to play with the Marlies in the AHL.

Chris Johnston: Timothy Liljegren remains in the Maple Leafs camp and is one of 10 remaining defensemen. Not sure if he’ll be headed back to Sweden or to the Marlies.

On the New Jersey Devils …

Andrew Gross: Forward Michael McLeod didn’t skate yesterday due to a lower-body in injury.

Andrew Gross: Though Brian Boyle said he’s feeling better and that the medication seems to be working, it does not sound like he’ll be ready to start the season.

On the Detroit Red Wings …

Ansar Khan: The Red Wings have signed forward David Booth to a one-year, two-way deal that pays him $700,000 in the NHL and $250,000 in the AHL.

Ansar Khan: The Red Wings put Tyler Bertuzzi (wrist), Evgeny Svechnikov (neck) and Eric Tangradi (knee) on the IR.

Helene St. James: The Red Wings will carry 20 skaters and two goaltenders so that they are cap compliant.

On the Boston Bruins …

Joe Haggerty: The Bruins release Teddy Purcell from his PTO.

On the Ottawa Senators …

Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Citizen: After sending Thomas Chabot and Ben Harpur to the AHL yesterday, the Senators have six ‘healthy’ defensemen and Erik Karlsson. Guy Boucher hasn’t ruled Karlsson out for their season opener.

“There’s no update because I wasn’t around to see how he was doing with the therapists and all that,” Boucher said Saturday night. “But I know he looked great (Friday) and that’s a positive.

“Basically, you’re asking me if he’s ready to go. Right now, he’s not ready to go, but it’s going faster than we thought, so that’s positive. Like I said, November first (the expected date of return), and anything below that is a bonus. We might get a bonus.”

Derick Brassard has been cleared for contact, and he could be ready for their season opener.