As the hockey world awaits the NHL & NHLPA signing off on a memoradum of understanding officially ending the lockout, here’s a collection of player signings expected to take place soon afterward.

The Buffalo Sabres are expected to officially announce the signing of UFA forward Jochen Hecht to a one-year contract.

The Philadelphia Flyers will announce the signing of UFA defenseman Kurtis Foster to a one-year contract.

The Toronto Maple Leafs are expected to announce the re-signing of defenseman Cody Franson to a one-year contract, and UFA defenseman Mike Mottau to a one-year, two-way contract.

The Washington Capitals have invited forward Eric Fehr to training camp with the purpose of signing him to a one-year, $600K prorated contract pending a medical.