Enroth, 27, was 18-26-2 with a .904 save percentage in 50 games split between the Buffalo Sabres and Dallas Stars in 2014-15. The 50 games was a career high. In the three previous seasons, Enroth had a save percentage of .911 or better but also played 28 games or fewer.
Burmistrov, 23, has spent the past two seasons in the KHL with Kazan Ak-Bars after playing the prior three seasons with the Atlanta Thrashers/Winnipeg Jets organization where he tallied 23 goals and 58 points in 194 NHL games. With Kazan, Burmistrov had 20 goals and 64 points in 108 KHL games.
GLENDALE, ARIZONA – Arizona Coyotes General Manager Don Maloney announced today that the Coyotes have signed defenseman Zbynek Michalek to a two-year contract. As per club policy, terms of the contract were not disclosed.
The 32-year-old Michalek collected 4-8-12 and 18 penalty minutes (PIM) in 68 games with the Coyotes and St. Louis Blues last season. The 6-foot-2, 210-pound native of Jindrichuv Hradec, CZ ranked 18th in the NHL with 160 blocked shots in 2014-15.
Michalek has totaled 40-131-171 and 302 PIM in 711 career NHL games including 30-103-133 and 238 PIM in 539 games with the Coyotes. He ranks fifth in franchise history in games played by a defenseman.
GLENDALE, ARIZONA – Arizona Coyotes General Manager Don Maloney announced today that the Coyotes have signed forward Brad Richardson to a three-year contract. As per club policy, terms of the contract were not disclosed.
The 30-year-old Richardson recorded 8-13-21 and 34 penalty minutes (PIM) in 45 games with the Vancouver Canucks in 2014-15. The 6-foot, 197-pound native of Belleville, ON has totaled 62-87-149 and 256 PIM in 509 career NHL games with the Canucks, Los Angeles Kings and Colorado Avalanche.
Richardson was originally drafted by the Avalanche in the fifth round (163rd overall) in the 2003 Entry Draft.
ST. LOUIS – St. Louis Blues President of Hockey Operations and General Manager Doug Armstrong announced today the club has signed forward Jori Lehtera to a three-year contract extension.
Lehtera's extension will begin with the 2016-17 season.
Lehtera, 27, appeared in 75 regular season games with the Blues during his first NHL season in 2014-15, posting 44 points (14 goals, 30 assists) while ranking second on the club with a +21 rating. He also added two assists in five postseason outings.
"I was a little shocked," Saad said Wednesday after being traded Tuesday. "It was my first time going through the process. At the same time it's a business and you have to expect it. After that, I'm definitely excited to come to a good, young team in Columbus.
"Things are going to happen, and most guys don't play their entire career in the same place."
Forward Vladimir Tarasenko likely will not re-sign with the St. Louis Blues before he becomes a restricted free agent Wednesday, general manager Doug Armstrong told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch on Tuesday.
"We're having conversations, but I think both sides think it's best to keep it quiet," Armstrong told the newspaper. "I've been clear that he's a priority for us and he understands that. Now we've just got to see if we can get a deal done."
We've got to find a way to win a game. He's played well in the minors, now he gets his opportunity. We tried [with Jonathan Bernier]. The way I look at it, you get opportunities and you make the most of it. That's what [James Reimer] did. Now another opportunity is here and Sparks ... you gotta grab it. Is he ready? We'll find out.
— Maple Leafs coach Mike Babcock to the Toronto Star on recalling goalie Garret Sparks from the AHL to start Monday in his NHL debut
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