After already posting a fringe signings post on Friday afternoon, the Florida Panthers made signing in the evening, inking soon-to-be restricted free agent Alex Petrovic to a 1-year deal, worth $1.85 million.
The 25-year old is known more for his physical presence in the Panthers' lineup, but he did post 1 goal and 14 points as well, ranking him 129th among all defensemen.
Florida has got themselves a good mix of youth and veterans on their blueline, heading into the 2018 season, which does raise an eyebrow, when it comes to putting together their projections for the year. I don't think Petrovic is really hockey pool material, unless the PIM pool is coming back for another season.
The Toronto Maple Leafs got ahead of the game on Saturday morning, re-signing goaltenders Curtis McElhinney and Garret Sparks to new 2-year deals, just ahead of the free agency window opening.
McElhinney is the true fringe player of the two, finishing 54th among all goalies in pool points, finishing with 8 wins and 18 points in 21 appearances for Toronto, playing behind Frederik Andersen all season. The 34-year old veteran will carry a cap hit of $850,000 per season and could still give Toronto a steady start, every once and a while.