Initial reports of a $3 million deal emerged from ONT, a television outlet in Grabovski’s native Belarus; 590 The Fan radio in Toronto reported the signing could be completed by Monday.
Toronto Maple Leafs forward Nazem Kadri, a restricted free agent, on Tuesday told the Toronto Star he believes he is being reasonable in contract talks that he says have become a distraction.
Tokarski, 23, last played in the NHL with the Tampa Bay Lightning during the 2011-12 season, going 1-3-1 with a 3.44 goals-against average and .879 save percentage.
Philadelphia Flyers captain Claude Giroux will need 5-6 weeks of recovery after surgery Thursday on his right index finger. According to the team, Giroux was injured while playing golf.
The Chicago Blackhawks have hired Steve Weeks as the team’s goaltending coach, the team announced Monday.
The Columbus Blue Jackets announced Monday that they have hired former prominent NHL agent Bill Zito as an assistant general manager.
Brodie, a restricted free agent, played 47 games for the Flames last season, with 14 points (two goals). He also played 35 games for Calgary’s American Hockey League affiliate, the Abbotsford Heat, totaling 20 points.
Jones had high-resolution photo images of his face scanned Monday for NHL ’14 at the headquarters of the video game’s maker, EA Sports, in the Vancouver suburb of Burnaby. The video game comes out in September before Jones, taken fourth overall in this year’s NHL draft, secures employment with the Nashville Predators.
The Vancouver Canucks have signed forward Ronalds Kenins, the team announced Tuesday. No terms were released.
So far he has been anything but a disappointment. During 36 games of the 2013 regular season, Rask has 5 shutouts (tie for 1st), .929 save percentage (3rd), and a 2.00 GAA (4th).