Training camp is upon us, as rookie tournaments are underway and veterans are arriving back in town for informal workouts. In no time, teams will be back on the ice. Yet, many NHL clubs still have work to do, with prominent restricted and unrestricted free agents still without contracts. Minor league affiliates, European teams, and college programs are also still making moves to finalize their plans for the coming season. Keep track of those minor transactions right here:
- The Buffalo Sabres have announced several transactions following the prospect challenge, including sending Lukas Rousek and Matthew Welsh back to their respective teams. Notably, Brett Murray has been assigned to the Rochester Americans training camp as he continues to work towards the next step in his hockey career. Murray, a fourth-round pick of the Sabres in 2016, spent parts of two seasons with Penn State University before leaving to play for the Youngstown Phantoms of the USHL last season. He led the entire league in goals with 41 and at 21-years old could join the Americans to start his pro career.
- Former Northern Michigan standout Jordan Klimek has been acquired by the South Carolina Stingrays after spending his rookie season with the Maine Mariners. Klimek, a 24-year old defenseman put up 18 points in 66 games for the Mariners last season.