Blue Jackets re-sign Nikitin, Blues re-up Nichol.

Various sources report the Columbus Blue Jackets have re-signed defenseman Nikita Nikitin to a two-year, $4.3 million contract, worth $1.8 million next season and $2.5 million in 2013-14, for an average cap hit of$2.15 million. Nikitin, 26, was dealt to the Blue...

Blues sign Nichol & Stirling.

Tom Ackerman of KMOX radio reports the St.  Louis Blues will announce the signing of veteran UFA forward Scott Nichol to a one year contract, while Jeremy Rutherford of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports the Blues have also signed former Penguins forward Brett...

Latest Red Wings and Sharks News – May 27, 2011.

More speculation on how the Red Wings could replace Brian Rafalski, plus find out which Sharks pending UFAs hope to return. THE HOCKEY NEWS: Adam Proteau believes the Detroit Red Wings don’t need a big-money defenseman to replace the retired Brian Rafalski,...

NHL Rumors – May 26, 2011.

The latest on the Sharks and Capitals, plus updates on Jeff Carter and Sheldon Souray. SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE: Jake Leonard doubts the San Jose Sharks will make any major changes after a fluky WCF loss, noting the Sharks out-shot the Vancouver Canucks 144-118 at even...