Here are some recent minor transactions from around the hockey world:
- Former NHL center Nikolai Antropov is on the verge of returning to Barys Astana of the KHL according to a Hockey Pravda report (link in Russian). The 36 year old has spent the last three years with Astana but had held off on re-signing earlier in the hopes of securing an NHL contract. Antropov has 788 career NHL games under his belt with the Maple Leafs, Rangers, Thrashers, and Jets, tallying 193 goals and 272 assists.
- Veteran winger Alexei Ponikarovsky has signed on for another season in the KHL, joining the new Chinese team Kunlun, reports Semen Galkevich of R-Sport (link in Russian). Ponikarovsky last saw action in the NHL in 2012-13 with New Jersey and Winnipeg. He has suited up in 678 NHL contests in his career with six different teams, recording 323 points (139-184-323).
- College free agent center Quentin Shore will attend rookie camp with the Kings, according to John Hoven of Mayors Manor. Shore was originally an Ottawa prospect (a 6th rounder in 2013) but was unsigned by the August 15th deadline where he was ranked fourth on our top college free agents list. Shore’s older brother, Nick Shore, played in 68 games for Los Angeles last season.
- Senators UFA defender Jerome Leduc has signed a contract with HC Dynamo, the Czech Extraliga team announced (link in Czech). The 24 year old split last season between Buffalo and Ottawa’s AHL teams, scoring 11 goals and 15 assists in 76 games. He was acquired in a seven player trade of minor league players prior to the trade deadline but the Sens declined to tender him a qualifying offer by the deadline back in June.