Free Agency Update – Scuderi to LA


EDIT:  From Rob Rossi on Twitter:

Scuderi: "LA!"

Rob Scuderi has agreed to terms with the Los Angeles Kings, he confirms via text.

From the P-G:

The Penguins have lost free-agent defenseman Rob Scuderi.

He accepted a contract with Los Angeles today. Terms of the agreement were not announced, but is it believed to be a four-year deal with an annual salary-cap hit of $3.4 million.

The Penguins continue to try to re-sign winger Ruslan Fedotenko, and to have discussions about bringing back winger Petr Sykora.

They also are in the market for a backup goaltender, although restricted free agent John Curry is a candidate to fill that role.




Rob Rossi reports that Los Angeles has offered Scuderi a long-term contract worth over $3 million a season.

The word is that Fedotenko is down to three teams: Pittsburgh, Minnesota and an unknown third team.

In other news, Nik Antropov signed a four-year, $16 million deal with Atlanta.

Mark Recchi is returning to Boston.
He signed a one year deal worth $1 million.

Eklund made this ground-breaking announcement on Twitter:

"Leafs trade could happen in the hour. Game changer. Could fall apart as well. With western team."

In other news, a free agent could sign somewhere in the next little while. Or maybe not.

Speaking of unnecessary comments on Twitter, Martin Havlat had this to say yesterday:

"Excited to be in Minny where I was welcomed and appreciated by management. The real story about what happened in Chicago to come out."

He then said this:

"There's something to be said for loyalty and honor."

However, no one knows how to endear himself to the fans like Marian Hossa:

"If there's no salary cap, I'm sure I would still be in Detroit"

Way to tell the fans of your new team that you don't really want to be there.

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