NHL (Day 1 of free-agency)

  • Johnny Gaudreau has signed a 7-year deal with an average annual value of $9.75 million with the Columbus Blue Jackets.

 

  • The New Jersey Devils have added Ondrej Palat on a 5-year contract that carries a cap hit of $6 million.

 

  • Winger Max Pacioretty and defenseman Dylan Coghlan from the Vegas Golden Knights have made their way to the Carolina Hurricanes in return for future considerations. This trade helping the Golden Knights find their way into cap compliancy. Carolina also added forward Ondrej Kase on a 1-year deal worth $1.5 million.

 

  • The Calgary Flames have re-signed defenseman Nikita Zadorov to a 2-year contract. The deal carries an average annual value of $3.75 million.

 

  • Winger Riley Smith has re-signed a 3-year contract to stay in Vegas. The deal carries a $5 million cap hit for the Golden Knights.

 

  • The Anaheim Ducks have signed center Ryan Strome to a 5-year contract that has an average annual value of $5 million.

 

  • The Ottawa Senators have sent winger Connor Brown to the Washington Capitals in return for a 2nd round draft pick in 2024.

 

  •  Goaltender Martin Jones will make his way from the Philadelphia Flyers to the Seattle Kraken on a 1-year $2 million contract. While Justin Shultz has been brought to Seattle from the Washington Capitals on a 2-year deal with an average annual value of $3 million. Seattle 3rd round draft pick from 2021 Ryan Winterton and 5th round pick Jacob Melanson both sign entry level deals.

 

  • The Philadelphia Flyers signed forward Nicolas Deslauriers and defenseman Justin Braun. Deslauriers was brought in on a 4-year deal with an average annual value of $1.75 million and Braun on a 1-year deal with the same AAV.

 

  • Defenseman Colin Miller, who spent the last 3 seasons with the Buffalo Sabres has signed a 2-year deal with the Dallas Stars. The deal has a AAV of $1.85 million.

 

  • The San Jose Sharks add Nico Sturm on a 3-year deal with an AAV of $2 million and Matt Benning to a 4-year deal with an AAV $1.25 million.

 

 

MLB

  • The Baltimore Orioles kept the momentum rolling on Wednesday, capturing their 10th straight win with a 7-1 victory over the Chicago Cubs. This is Baltimore’s 1st double digit win streak since September of 1999.

 

  • New York Yankees right-hander Luis Severino was pulled after just 2 innings in his start against the Cincinnati Reds do to right shoulder tightness. Severino is expected to undergo and MRI sometime on Thursday to determine the extent of the injury.

 

  • Seattle Mariners won their 10th straight game, beating the Washington Nationals 2-1 on Wednesday night to sweep the doubleheader. This is Seattle’s first 10 game streak since April of 2002.

 

  • The Kansas City Royals will head into their 4 game series against the Toronto Blue Jays short 10 players off of their 26 man roster due to covid-19 vaccination policy.