Veteran forward Brenden Morrow signed a one-year contract with the Tampa Bay Lightning, the team announced Friday. Financial terms were not released, but Pierre LeBrun of ESPN.com reported the value at $1.55 million.
"I think it's a young team that is coming into their own in the next couple of years, so their window of where they are going to be expected to have a championship season,'' Morrow told The Tampa Tribune.
"And they have great leadership and a coach (Jon Cooper) that has won at every level. They are an exciting team. They are a hungry team, and I'm excited about the opportunity to play with this group."
Anthony Stolarz, the Philadelphia Flyers' top goaltending prospect, had surgery on his hip in May and is not taking part in any of the on-ice activities during development camp this week.
Flyers general manager Ron Hextall told reporters Thursday that Stolarz, a second-round pick (No. 45) in the 2012 NHL Draft, needed some extra time to recover from the procedure but is expected to be cleared for on-ice activities in about a month.
Forward David Moss has signed a one-year contract with the Arizona Coyotes, the team announced Friday. Financial terms were not disclosed.
"I'm really excited to be back with the team," Moss told The Arizona Republic said via text. "I believe the team is headed in the right direction, and I just want to be a part of it. I'm very grateful that they wanted me back, and I'm looking forward to having a great season."
"The biggest thing is health," Holland said. "If we can get to training camp (Sept. 19) and get [Pavel], [Henrik], [Darren] Helm, [Stephen] Weiss on the ice, we're optimistic we [have] the potential to be a decent hockey club."
Datsyuk and Zetterberg each missed 37 regular-season games last season. Datsyuk had a left-knee injury and offseason surgery was considered. Zetterberg had in-season surgery on a herniated disk that later caused problems with his foot.
Jody Hull was named by Hockey Canada as coach for the 2014 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Cup, to be held Aug. 11-16 in Slovakia and the Czech Republic.
Hull, coach of the Peterborough Petes of the Ontario Hockey League, was slated to be an assistant coach. He replaces Derek Laxdal, who was hired as coach of the Texas Stars of the American Hockey League on July 3.
That's why the 28-year-old center signed a six-year, $35.1 million contract extension Friday that ties him to the Blue Jackets through the 2020-21 season. The contract begins with the 2015-16 season and carries an average annual value of $5.85 million. It contains a no-movement clause for the first three seasons and a limited no-trade clause for the final three.
By the time his new contract ends, Dubinsky expects to accomplish a goal that was set when he was acquired by Columbus in July 2012 in the mult-player trade that sent Rick Nash to the New York Rangers.