Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Other Minor Roster Signings on Wednesday (June 29)

Forward Nathan Gerbe was signed to a new 3-year deal on Wednesday morning by the Buffalo Sabres, reportedly worth $4.3 million, a $1.433 million cap hit per season.  Gerbe was set to become a restricted free agent on July 1st, with a qualifying offer already done up, but negotiations continued to a new deal.  Gerbe scored 16 goals and 15 assists in 64 games, giving him a scoring rate that may be considerable for next season's pool draft.

The Hurricanes announced the signing of Chad Larose to a new 2-year deal, reportedly worth $3.4 million, which works out to a $1.7 million cap hit per season.  Larose scored 16 goals and 15 assists in all 82 games for the Hurricanes, ranking him 193rd among forwards in pool scoring, just outside last season's limit for forwards in the draft.  Good depth player, rewarded nicely by the team.

The Lightning announced that they have signed veteran forward Adam Hall to a new 1-year deal, but financial terms were not disclosed in the release. Hall played in 82 games for the Bolts, scoring 7 goals and adding 11 assists in a bottom six role for the club.  His deal is a one-way agreement, which should suggest that he will be able to play another 82 games, barring injury, in the 2012 season.

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