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Posted On Sunday, 01.13.2013 / 9:19 AM

By NHL.com Staff -  /NHL.com - 2012-13 Training Camp blog

Veteran defenseman Martinek rejoins Islanders

On the first day of training camp, the New York Islanders announced that they have signed veteran deFenseman Radek Martinek to a one-year deal.

Martinek, 36, played for Columbus last season, but only made seven appearances due to injury.

He is a draft choice of the Islanders (No. 228 in the 1999 NHL Draft), who played the first 453 games of his career with the team before joining Columbus. He has also appeared in nine stanley cup Playoff games, all with the Islanders.

He has 22 goals and 82 assists for 104 points in his NHL career.

Martinek played in four games with Ceske Budejovice of the Czech league during the lockout.

He is one of nine defenseman on the team's training camp roster.

On Sunday, the team also announced eight call ups to training camp.

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Posted On Saturday, 01.12.2013 / 10:32 PM

By NHL.com Staff -  /NHL.com - 2012-13 Training Camp blog

Reports: Maple Leafs to sign Franson, Mottau

Defenseman Cody Franson is expected to re-sign with the Toronto Maple Leafs, according to TSN's Bob McKenzie.

The contract is for one year, close to $1 million, the report says.

Franson, 25, played in 57 games for the Maple Leafs last season, with five goals and 16 assists. He was a minus-1 after playing the previous two seasons for the Nashville Predators.

Comcast SportsNet New England reported Saturday that defenseman Mike Mottau also is expected to sign a one-year contract with the Maple Leafs.

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Posted On Saturday, 01.12.2013 / 10:25 PM

By NHL.com Staff -  /NHL.com - 2012-13 Training Camp blog

Report: Knuble to try out for Red Wings

Veteran forward Mike Knuble will attend Detroit Red Wings training camp on a tryout basis, MLive.com reported Saturday.

Knuble, 40, had six goals and 12 assists in 72 games for the Washington Capitals last season.

The report says Knuble is a long shot to make the Red Wings, who have 14 forwards on their roster, plus some NHL-ready prospects.

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Posted On Saturday, 01.12.2013 / 3:09 PM

By NHL.com Staff -  /NHL.com - 2012-13 Training Camp blog

Hecht coming back to Buffalo

Jochen Hecht is returning to play for the Buffalo Sabres after agreeing to a one-year contract, his German professional team has announced.

Hecht spent this season playing for his hometown team of Adler Mannheim, which posted news of the player's signing with the Sabres on its website Friday. The team said he's prepared to travel to Buffalo on Saturday.

Hecht will rejoin the Sabres, where he's played for the past nine NHL seasons.

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Posted On Saturday, 01.12.2013 / 2:47 PM

By NHL.com Staff -  /NHL.com - 2012-13 Training Camp blog

Pandolfo reportedly headed to Bruins training camp

CSN New England is reporting longtime New Jersey Devils forward Jay Pandolfo will be attending Boston Bruins training camp. The 38-year-old, who grew up in Massachusetts before starring at Boston University, played the first 13 seasons of his career for New Jersey, where he won two Stanley Cup titles.

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Posted On Saturday, 01.12.2013 / 2:25 PM

By NHL.com Staff -  /NHL.com - 2012-13 Training Camp blog

Reports: Fehr to return to Capitals

According to the Washington Times, the Washington Capitals will be inviting a familiar face to their training camp.

Multiple D.C.-area outlets are reporting that forward Eric Fehr will participate in this year's Capitals training camp and that the team intends on signing him to a pro-rated, one-year contract once he passes his physical.

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Quote of the Day

I didn't even know how to celebrate. I threw my hands up, they gave me a hug, so I guess that's all I needed.

— Sabres forward Tim Schaller on scoring his first NHL goal Sunday against the Bruins