NBC SPORTS: James O’Brien, citing TSN’s Darren Dreger, reports NHL veteran forward Rob Niedermayer has signed a one-year contract with Lugano of the Swiss Elite League.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: Not sure if it contains an “out clause” if an NHL team should come calling, but I daresay his NHL career is probably over. He won a Stanley Cup and played on two other Cup finalists in Florida and Anaheim, and had a lengthy career as a checking center.