The Bergen Record reports the deal for the unrestricted free agent will be for three years and worth approximately $3 million a season.
Zubrus, 35, has spent the past six seasons with the Devils. He had two goals and nine points in 22 games for New Jersey in 2012-13 after posting career-bests with 17 goals and 44 points while playing 82 games in '11-12.
Newsday's Arthur Staple said the unrestricted free agent, who turns 38 next month, said he and the team, "couldn't find the middle ground right now, but I never close the door on anything. That's where we're at. I'm still hopeful something will get done."
Nabokov becomes an unrestricted free agent on July 5.
Aulie skated in 45 of 48 games with the Lightning in 2012-13, recording two goals and seven points with 60 penalty minutes while averaging 12:49 in ice time. He set career highs for games played, points and penalty minutes in a season. Aulie led all Tampa Bay skaters with 91 hits and ranked second for penalty minutes.
The 6-foot-6 native of Rouleau, Saskatchewan, has played in 121 NHL regular-season games with Tampa Bay and the Toronto Maple Leafs, scoring four goals with 12 points and 121 penalty minutes. The 24-year-old has played 110 games in the American Hockey League and was a member of the 2011 Calder Cup-champion Norfolk Admirals when that team was the Lightning's AHL affiliate.
ST. LOUIS -- One player was seeking long-term security and financial terms, the other opted for a one-year deal to prove himself for a bigger contract next summer.
The St. Louis Blues locked up two key pieces of their future Wednesday.
After announcing they reached agreement on a one-year, $3.25 million contract with center Patrik Berglund, the Blues announced they also agreed to terms with defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk to a four-year contract worth $17 million.
Shattenkirk, 24, who along with restricted free agent Alex Pietrangelo were the two biggest names the Blues were looking to lock up this summer, finished his third season in the League with five goals and 18 points in 48 games.
Shattenkirk was acquired by the Blues in a February 2011 trade with the Colorado Avalanche that also brought forward Chris Stewart in exchange for former No. 1 pick defenseman Erik Johnson. Shattenkirk, the 14th pick of the 2007 NHL Draft, has 23 goals and 109 points in 201 career games.
BOSTON -- Patrice Bergeron played 17:45 in the Boston Bruins' 3-2 loss to the Chicago Blackhawks on Monday in Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final. After an effort like that in the last game of the season, Bergeron deserved a long night's rest at home. However, he didn't get to go home.
The Bruins on Wednesday revealed that Bergeron was taken to a local hospital after the game for observation after he was diagnosed with a punctured lung. As the rest of his teammates went through their exit interviews with coach Claude Julien and general manager Peter Chiarelli, Bergeron remained hospitalized.
While explaining Bergeron's injuries, Chiarelli made sure to note that Bergeron was "fine."
In addition to a broken rib, torn rib cartilage and a separated shoulder, which Bergeron revealed after Game 6, Chiarelli said the veteran center also had a small hole in his lung.
"At some point before or after the game -- it could have been the cracked rib -- there was a puncture in his lung," Chiarelli said. "That's why he was under observation following the game."
The Columbus Blue Jackets on Wednesday re-signed forward Artem Anisimov to a three-year contract extension. Terms of the deal were not released, but the Columbus Dispatch is reporting the average annual value to be $3.283 million per season.
Anisimov, 25, had 11 goals and was third on the team with 18 points in 35 games in the 2012-13 season. He joined the team from the New York Rangers as part of the Rick Nash trade.
He would have become a restricted free agent had he not signed by July 5.
"Artem is a big part of our team and we're very pleased to sign him to this extension," Blue Jackets general manager Jarmo Kekalainen said. "He's an extremely dependable two-way center with a dynamic skill set and we think he will be a key contributor to our club in the coming years."
There's little doubt Hockey Canada is going to pull out all stops this year in an attempt to regain past glory at the tournament it once owned -- the World Junior Championship.
The initial phase in that process was the hiring of a coach with previous success at the tournament -- Brent Sutter.
Hockey Canada on Wednesday announced Sutter would coach Canada at the 2014 IIHF World Junior Championship, which starts Dec. 26 in Malmo, Sweden.
"We need to get back to a focus on our teams and our players and our style of play and less of a focus on other countries," Scott Salmond, Hockey Canada's senior director of hockey operations, said during a conference call Wednesday. "The focus in short-term competition is important. Brent has that experience and we're pleased to have him."
Each player would have become a restricted free agent if not signed by July 5.
Rechlicz last played in the NHL during the 2011-12 season, when he had 10 penalty minutes in three games.
He spent 2012-13 in the American Hockey League, totaling 154 penalty minutes in 40 games with the Portland Pirates and Hershey Bears.
The 26-year-old center has one assist, a minus-3 rating and 105 penalty minutes in 26 NHL games in parts of three seasons the New York Islanders and Capitals.
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I think offensively, a lot of us are fighting it a little bit, and you don’t play with swagger and confidence when you are fighting it.