Here is where we will keep track of all the day’s minor transactions:
- The Florida Panthers have re-signed Jonathan Racine to a one-year, two-way deal worth $660K at the NHL level. The defenseman played 69 games last season for the Portland Pirates, scoring one goal and nine points. Racine was a third-round pick by Florida in 2011, and has played in a single NHL game thus far.
- Daniel Catenacci has re-signed with the Buffalo Sabres for 2016-17, on a two-way deal worth the league minimum ($575K). Catenacci made his NHL debut this past season when he suited up for 11 games for the Sabres, but was held pointless. The 5’10” center plays a high-energy game and will try to work his way back into the bottom-six for Buffalo at some point this season.
- After extending Jake Allen and signing Carter Hutton this summer, the Blues have re-signed two more goaltenders, inking restricted free agents Jordan Binnington and Pheonix Copley to one-year, two-way deals. Binnington made his NHL debut this season when he relieved Brian Elliott on January 14th. The former third-round pick made 13 saves and allowed a goal in his first taste, but will surely head back to the AHL this season. Copley also debuted this season, relieving Allen on Feburary 27th.
- Philadelphia has signed restricted free agent Petr Straka to a one-year deal. The 24-year old was originally a second-round pick of the Blue Jackets in 2010, but chose not to sign a contract with them, eventually making him a free agent. He signed with the Flyers in 2013, and played for the Phantoms exclusively last season.
- Arizona’s Tyler Gaudet and Stefan Fournier accepted their qualifying offers tweets Sarah McLellan. General Fanager tweets that the deals are both one-year, two-way contracts. The financials read out as just above $874K for Gaudet, and just over $632K for Fournier.