Finally, Michal Handzus has come back to Philadelphia! (Wait! Maybe he hasn’t)

Hold your hair, Sporting News’ Craig Custance tweets “no deal between Flyers and Handzus”. This was looking like the first deal since the UFA-frenzy officially kicked off at noon ET.

There’s all kinds of confusion in Philly as there’s conflicting reports over a two-year extension for Braydon Coburn, too.

Mathieu Garon and Jose Theodore head south to Florida

Mathieu Garon will tandem with Dwayne Roloson in Tampa next season, Steve Yzerman signed the 33-year old to a two-year $2.6 million deal. Garon and Roloson split duties with the Edmonton Oilers in 2007-08, so the Lightning are just a Sheldon Souray and a Raffi Torres away from something of reunion there. Wait for it… Raffi Torres has just signed with Phoenix.

TSN’s Bob McKenzie reports the Florida Panthers have signed Jose Theodore, although, it’s unclear if he’ll be the backup there. Tomas Vokoun’s future in Sunrise is still unclear.


The Minnesota Wild elected to re-sign Josh Harding, who missed all of last season with knee injuries. Great signing there.

Via Darren Dreger, Jamal Mayers will join the Chicago Blackhawks for next season at $550,000.

James Mirtle confirms Scottie Upshall has signed with the Florida Panthers.

The Edmonton Oilers have signed known lunatic, and flashing victim, Ben Eager to a three-year deal. $1M, $1.1M, $1.2M. via Bob McKenzie.

Tyler Kennedy returns to Pittsburgh with a two-year $4 million pact. Lick it good, TK.

Tom Gulitti on the New Jersey Devils and their four-year deal with Andy Greene.