We may have our first deal of the day, Patrick Eaves re-signing with Detroit excluded. Sportsnet’s Nick Kypreos tweets:
#NHL news. Scratch Sami Salo of the UFA list. He re-signs in with #Canucks. Working on the details but believed to be a 1 year deal at 2M.
That’s a true ‘home town discount’ if Kypreos is accurate here. Salo’s cap hit was $3.5 million for the last four seasons.
TSN’s Bob McKenzie (aka THE fu*ker at TSN) confirms Kypreos’ initial report. Salo’s penchant for getting hurt is a concern, but the dollars committed to him here make the deal look pretty good.