NHL Free Agency: Follow along for live updates
The whirlwind off-season continues in full flight and the free agency is finally underway.
We'll keep you updated on any major signings, trades and other developments that are happening here during the day.
Canucks adds Holtby on a two-year deal and says goodbye to Markstrom
Braden Holtby joins the Vancouver Canucks. (Photo by Elsa / Getty Images)
Vancouver made one of the first big splashes in the agency's window, signing Braden Holtby on a $ 8.6 million two-year deal.
Holtby spent his entire career with the Washington Capitals before testing the free agency, winning the Vezina Trophy in 2016, and retiring his club for the Stanley Cup in 2018. Washington signed Henrik Lundqvist on Friday, consolidating the pairing with Ilya Samsonov.
Related: Canucks sign Braden Holtby to replace outgoing Jacob Markstrom
Despite being a five-time All-Star and receiving a 2020 selection for the league's showcase, Holtby also has had the worst year of his career, posting a GAA of 3.11 and a terrible saving of 0.897 percent. He was just an all-star last year.
This almost certainly means the end for Jacob Markstrom in Vancouver, who is also an unreserved free agent.
For more information on the Holtby signing, Yahoo Sports NHL reporter Justin Cuthbert has the full breakdown here.
Murray reportedly signs a multi-year extension with the Senators
Matt Murray is the present and future goalkeeper for the Senators.
Murray signed a four-year extension on Friday, valued at $ 25 million, keeping him in the country's capital for the foreseeable future as Senators try to hasten their reconstruction.
The 26-year-old was sold to the Senators by the Penguins on Wednesday in exchange for potential Jonathan Gruden and a selection for the 2020 second round.
Murray stopped the Penguins at the Stanley Cups in 2016 and 2017, but has had the worst season of his career, posting a savings percentage of 0.899 in 38 games with a GAA of 2.87.
Ottawa is clearly betting on Murray's 2020 season as a deviation as it appears to be hitting the cap on the salary cap.
Leafs sign Wayne Simmonds
Wayne Simmonds comes home.
Simmonds signed a $ 1.5 million one-year deal with the Maple Leafs, according to multiple sources. The 32-year-old was reportedly considering the Maple Leafs and Canadiens as possible options.
See also: Wayne Simmonds signs a one-year deal with Maple Leafs
Playing in Toronto was clearly a selling point for the Scarborough native.
At this point, Simmonds is no longer a top six option, but can provide a secondary rating and will fight for a place in the line-up among Toronto's Deep Forward Corps.
For more information on Simmonds' signing, Yahoo Sports NHL reporter Justin Cuthbert has the full breakdown here.
Wild goalkeeper with Cam Talbot deal
Minnesota found their new starting goalkeeper and signed a three-year deal with Cam Talbot worth $ 11 million, according to multiple sources.
Talbot went 12-10-1 with a savings of 0.919 percent and 2.63 GAA last season with the Flames.
It's a robust goalkeeper market with several veterans left, but Talbot is trying to get most of the starts for the wild for now.
Oilers Ink Kyle Turris on 2 year contract
This may not be the reinforcement some have envisioned, but the Oilers added the much-needed second scoring on Friday and signed Kyle Turris to a two-year deal.
Turris receives $ 1.65 million each season, a below-market deal for a 31-year-old right-handed center.
Last season, Turris scored 31 points in 62 games for the Predators and could be in a top 6 role supported by Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl.
Blackhawks sign Kubalik again with a two-year extension
Dominik Kubalik surprised the ice hockey world in his rookie year and will stay with the Blackhawks for the foreseeable future.
Kubalik landed a two-year extension worth $ 3.7 million after scoring 30 goals and 46 points last year.
The Calder Trophy finalist is a bridge between the old guard of the Blackhawks and future ambitions. If he can continue to score as quickly as he did in his rookie year, this is an absolute bargain.
Lundqvist signs with capital cities
It was one of the worst kept secrets of the week, but King Henrik is on his way to Washington.
Henrik Lundqvist signed a one-year contract with the capitals worth $ 1.5 million. Lundqvist will also receive $ 3 million from the Rangers as part of its September 30 buyout provisions.
Related: Capital cities sign Henrik Lundqvist for 1 year
At this point, Lundqvist has more notoriety than actual value, but after a season of posting replacement-level stats across the board, he's prepared for a bounceback season and is working with Ilya Samsonov.
For more information on Lundqvist's signature, Yahoo Sports Canada editor Arun Srinivasan has the full breakdown.
Blitz put Tyler Johnson on waivers, Pat Maroon, Luke Schenn sign
It's no secret that the Lightning are in hell of the salary caps and Tyler Johnson was the first victim for the reigning champions.
Johnson was put on waivers on Friday and held a cap hit of $ 5 million each year through 2023/24.
Tampa Bay is trying to keep the best restricted free agents Anthony Cirelli, Mikhail Sergachev and Erik Cernak without losing its superstars, and the cut of the one-time All-Star is the first step his offseason plan requires.
It was a busy start to the afternoon when Tampa Bay reportedly agreed to go with Pat Maroon and Luke Schenn. Maroon's deal has an AAV of $ 900,000, while Schenn's one-year contract is worth $ 800,000.
Jets acquire Stastny from Golden Knights
Vegas is trying to make room for the cap and the Winnipeg Jets may have let it off the hook on Friday.
Winnipeg acquired Paul Stastny in return for Carl Dahlstrom and a conditional fourth-round selection - the terms aren't too burdensome though, as Stastny only needs to play five games with his new club for the regulations to take effect.
Stastny is still a prolific player, having scored 38 points in 71 games last season. The jets should appreciate the experience and versatility he brings.
Vegas is reportedly in the mix for Alex Pietrangelo, however, and that deal likely makes way for a paradigm-shifting move as Stastny's $ 6.5 million AAV salary is wiped off the books.
Rangers sign Keith Kinkaid
Oilers sign Anton Forsberg, Alan Quine
Panthers sign Radko Gudas
It's a smart commitment for the Panthers who get better at the backend and add a strong penalty to their line-up. Gudas can be used as defenders of the second or third pair.
Panthers sign Carter Verhaeghe for a two-year contract worth $ 2 million
Verhaeghe played sparingly for the Blitz but was eligible for eight playoff games during her run to the Cup. After moving through the state, he is granted more playing time.
Canucks agrees to a 2-year contract with Tyler Motte
Canucks striker Jake Virtanen is reportedly filing a salary decision
Red Wings agree terms on a one-year contract with Bobby Ryan
Blackhawks sign Malcolm Subban for 2 years
Canadians sign Victor Mete on a 1-year contract for $ 735,000
This won't hit the headlines, but for that term, it's a smart move by Marc Bergevin and the Canadiens, who otherwise had a pretty questionable start to the off-season.
Sabers signs a 3-year $ 6.6 million contract with Zemgus Girgensons
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