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Capitals sign ex-Panthers G Ellis

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ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) Free-agent goalie Dan Ellis signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Washington Capitals.

The team announced the deal Saturday.

The 35-year-old Ellis went 4-3-1 with a 2.35 goals-against average in eight games with the Florida Panthers last season.


Predators sign F Bass for 1 year

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) The Nashville Predators have signed free-agent forward Cody Bass to a one-year, two-way contract.

Under terms of the deal announced Saturday, Bass' contract will be worth $575,000 when he's in the NHL and $125,000 when he's in the American Hockey League.


Oilers sign top overall pick McDavid

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) Connor McDavid played 66 junior games for the Erie Otters this season and seven more at the world junior championship. Even when the hockey stopped, there was more to do.

McDavid went to Quebec City for the CHL awards, Buffalo for the NHL scouting combine, Edmonton for a visit and finally South Florida for the NHL draft. This week, the No. 1 pick is back in Edmonton for the Oilers development camp, his first time on the ice in orange and blue.


Saad, Jackets agree to 6-year, $36M deal

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) Stanley Cup winner Brandon Saad signed a six-year, $36 million contract with his new team, the Columbus Blue Jackets, on Friday.

Saad, 22, was acquired from Chicago earlier this week. He will be with the Blue Jackets through the 2020-2021 season, and is expected to play on the team's top line alongside center Ryan Johansen.


Sabres give O'Reilly $52.5M over 7 years

(AP) -- The Buffalo Sabres have made newly acquired forward Ryan O'Reilly their highest-paid player by signing him to a $52.5 million, seven-year contract extension on Friday.

The Sabres announced the signing, while two people familiar with discussions revealed the value of the contract to The Associated Press. The people spoke on the condition of anonymity because the Sabres did not disclose the monetary terms.


Sharks sign F Ward to 3-year contract

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) The San Jose Sharks signed veteran forward Joel Ward to a three-year contract Friday.

Ward had 19 goals and 15 assists last season with Washington. He also had three goals and six assists in 14 playoff games.


Ex-Leafs GM Nonis now Ducks consultant

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) Former Toronto Maple Leafs general manager Dave Nonis has joined the Anaheim Ducks' front office as a special assignment scout and consultant to general manager Bob Murray.

The Ducks announced the hiring Friday.


Blackhawks keep F Desjardins for 2 years

CHICAGO (AP) Forward Andrew Desjardins has agreed to a two-year contract with the Stanley Cup-winning Chicago Blackhawks.

Acquired from San Jose before the trade deadline, he became an important part of the fourth line and helped Chicago win its third Stanley Cup in six seasons.


Ducks sign veteran C Horcoff for 1 year

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) Veteran center Shawn Horcoff has agreed to a one-year, $1.75 million deal with the Anaheim Ducks.

The Ducks announced the deal Friday.


Kings keep D McBain with 1-year deal

LOS ANGELES (AP) Defenseman Jamie McBain has agreed to a one-year deal to return to the Los Angeles Kings.

The Kings announced the deal Friday.

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