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Date Player
7/22/2015 Josh Manson, Anh, D
Manson and the Anaheim Ducks have agreed to a two-year, $1.65 million contract extension through the 2017-18 season. The Ducks announced the deal Wednesday.

Analysis: Manson will get $825,000 each season of the extension, which is a one-way deal. He made his NHL debut and played 28 games for the Ducks last year, collecting three assists. The Northeastern product was a sixth-round pick by Anaheim in 2011.
7/21/2015 Johan Larsson, Buf, LW
The Sabres have re-signed Larsson to a one-year contract. The Sabres had retained the rights to Larsson by extending him a qualifying offer last month. The signing was announced on Tuesday.

Analysis: The Swedish-born player had six goals and 10 assists in a career-high 39 games with the Sabres last season. Larsson was acquired by Buffalo in a trade that sent captain Jason Pominville to Minnesota in April 2013. Larsson, who turns 23 on Saturday, has an opportunity to become a regular contributor for the rebuilding Sabres this season.
7/20/2015 Craig Smith, Nsh, C
The Nashville Predators have avoided arbitration with Smith by signing the forward to a $21.25 million, five-year contract.

Analysis: Smith, 25, has scored at least 20 goals in two straight seasons. He had five points in six games in Nashville's first-round playoff loss to Chicago.
7/20/2015 Jordan Martinook, Ari, LW
The Arizona Coyotes have signed defenseman Klas Dahlbeck to a one-year, two-way contract and Martinook to a two-year, two-way deal.

Analysis: Martinook had an assist in eight games with the Coyotes and 15 goals and 28 assists in 62 games with Portland.
7/20/2015 Klas Dahlbeck, Ari, D
The Arizona Coyotes have signed Dahlbeck to a one-year, two-way contract and forward Jordan Martinook to a two-year, two-way deal.

Analysis: Dahlbeck had a goal and three assists in 23 games last season with the Coyotes and Chicago Blackhawks. The Swedish player also had four goals and seven assists in 52 games with Portland and Rockford of the American Hockey League.
7/19/2015 Seth Helgeson, NJ, D
The Devils have re-signed Helgeson to a two-year contract.

Analysis: General manager Ray Shero announced the deal Saturday, noting that Helgeson got a two-way deal this season and a one-way contract in 2016-17. Helgeson will $575,000 if he plays in the NHL next season and $75,000 in the minor leagues. His contract for the following season is $600,000. The 24-year-old Helgeson is entering his third full year with the Devils after playing at the University at Minnesota. He split last season between Albany and the Devils.
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