On the New York Rangers …
2017-18: $5.000 + $1.000 SB
2020-21: $2.650 + $2.500 SB
On the Montreal Canadiens …
On the Colorado Avalanche …
Elliotte Friedman: The Avalanche and Matt Nieto avoid arbitration and agree on a one-year, $1 million deal.
Renaud Lavoie: The Avalanche signed defenseman Jesse Graham to a one-year, two-way deal for $650,000.
On the New Jersey Devils …
Andrew Gross: Salary breakdown for Mueller:
2017-18 – $775,000
2018-19 – $925,000
The Devils re-signed forward Joseph Blandisi to a two-year, two-way deal for $1.36 million. He’ll get $660,000 this season and $700,000 in 2018-19.
On KHL suspensions …
Igor Eronko: Zaripov received a two-year suspension, Smith received 18 months and Konev six months.
Aivis Kalnins: Have been told that Zaripov’s suspension will be appealed.
Slava Malamud: The drug that Zaripov was caught using was pseudoephedrine, the same substance that Nicklas Backstrom was caught for in the Sochi Olympics. “However, paired w/ a diuretic, suggests intended use not innocent.”
Aivis Kalnins: Zaripov’s contract was at around $2 million a season and is now inactive following his suspension.
Gabrielle T-F: If Zaripov’s KHL contract becomes terminated, Bill Daly said that his NHL eligibility “would have to be evaluated.”