Carkner retires: Wednesday notes

Matt Carkner made it official today: he has retired from playing. He’ll still be around as a coach, though. So ends a 15-year pro playing career — he started the same year that the Sound Tigers

Four signed, fifth implied: Tuesday notes

Bridgeport announced four AHL contracts today, only one of which fits into that set we had heard was re-signing, though he sort of implies the other one. That’s Kellen Jones, twin brother of Connor,

FA ’16 running Day 2 notes

A couple from this morning to start us off (on a day, again, I’ll likely be distracted, but…): Trevor Smith reportedly returns to North America with Nashville. General Fanager has it as a two-year
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Free agency ’16

All reports are that the New York Islanders’ big three free agents aren’t returning. That’s a blow in many ways, but it’s a particular blow to the group that was, to borrow a phrase, Born in

BST Free Agent Scorecard ’16

The usual color code: Black=unsigned. Blue=re-signed with NYI/BST. Red=signed elsewhere in North America. Green=signed in Europe. Italics means it’s unannounced, but either we’re reporting it or some

BST Non-Free-Agent Scorecard ’16

Usual disclaimers apply: This isn’t a true depth chart; it more or less keeps guys where they finished, except for the first-rounders and non-AHL-eligibles. As things come into sharper focus, I may

Crazy Wednesday notes

The NHL was kind enough to pack most of its craziness into about a half-hour today, the kind of day that used to break before the draft, while we were usually at the GHO or whatever it was called that

Tuesday bad-news notes

The report is that Ryan Haggerty also wasn’t tendered yesterday, making him and fellow Fairfield Countyite Michael Paliotta an unrestricted free agent. (Toronto’s had a couple of semi-surprises, too.)