Cumiskey, 27, played the past two seasons with MODO in the Swedish Hockey League. He ranked fifth among defenseman last season with 28 points (four goals) in 45 games.
The New Jersey Devils on Wednesday re-signed forwards Stephen Gionta and Steve Bernier. Financial terms were not disclosed, but multiple reports said Gionta signed a two-year contract and Bernier signed for one year.
Gionta and Bernier are two-thirds of New Jersey's fourth line.
Gionta, 30, will be entering his fifth season with the Devils in 2014-15. He had four goals and 11 points in 66 games last season. Bernier, 29, will be entering his fourth season with the Devils. He had three goals and 12 points in 78 games in 2013-14.
Buffalo Sabres Hall of Fame broadcaster Rick Jeanneret has been diagnosed with throat cancer but told the Buffalo News on Wednesday he plans on returning to the broadcast booth this season.
Jeanneret, 71, told the newspaper that a biopsy three weeks ago in Canada discovered a growth the size of a golf ball in his throat. He said he'll need radiation treatment for six or seven weeks and possibly chemotherapy. Doctors have told him there is an 85 percent chance of recovery.
"I would like to stress I have every intention of coming back," Jeanneret said. "I have probably three months ahead of me that aren't going to be fun. I know they aren't going to be.
"I consider this to be a bump in the road and am fully intending to come back and fulfill my obligations to the Sabres. I know there is going to be a lot of concern. All I can do is ask everybody to please allow me and my family to keep this as private as possible. We will provide updates through the team."
Edmonton Oilers general manager Craig MacTavish entered the opening day of free agency aiming to make his team bigger and faster. He feels he did both by signing center Benoit Pouliot and defensemen Keith Aulie and Mark Fayne on Tuesday.
Aulie (6-foot-6, 228 pounds) and Fayne (6-3, 210 pounds) bring size to the blue line. Pouliot (6-3, 197 pounds) played for the New York Rangers last season; he adds speed and could take the spot of Sam Gagner, who was sent to the Tampa Bay Lightning on Monday in a deal that brought back 6-3, 203-pound forward Teddy Purcell.
Edmonton also re-signed 6-3, 240-pound forward Luke Gazdic to a two-year contract.
Forward Jiri Tlusty signed a one-year, $2.95 million contract Tuesday to remain with the Carolina Hurricanes, who also signed goaltender Drew MacIntyre to a one-year, two-way contract and forward Brendan Malone to a two-year deal.
Tlusty, 26, had 16 goals and 30 points in 68 games last season. Those numbers were down from the career highs of 23 goals and 38 points he had in 48 games in 2012-13 with Carolina.
In seven NHL seasons with the Toronto Maple Leafs and Hurricanes, Tlusty has 73 goals and 142 points in 344 games.
D'Amigo, 23, appeared in 22 games with Toronto last season, finishing with one goal and three points. He made his NHL debut on Dec. 5, 2013 against the Dallas Stars. D'Amigo also had 17 goals and 29 points in 70 games with the American Hockey League's Toronto Marlies.
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