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."
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.
In exchange for Spezza, the Senators received forwards Alex Chiasson, Nicholas Paul and Alexander Guptill, plus a second-round pick in the 2015 NHL Draft. The Stars also received forward Ludwig Karlsson.
The Carolina Hurricanes on Tuesday hired former Atlanta Thrashers general manager Don Waddell as president of Gale Force Sports & Entertainment.
"Don is a very experienced and well-respected hockey executive," owner and CEO Peter Karmanos Jr. said in a statement. "He will bring a fresh approach to the business side of the Carolina Hurricanes."
Waddell, 55, comes to Carolina after spending the last three seasons as a professional scout with the Pittsburgh Penguins. Prior to joining the Penguins in January 2012, Waddell was GM of the Thrashers from the team's founding in 1998, until 2010 when he took the role of team president. He also served as interim coach on two occasions.
Jovanovski was scheduled to make $4 million this season with an NHL salary-cap charge of $4.125 million, according to CapGeek.com.
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