NHL Notes: Wild give Harding extension
With the Stanley Cup firmly entrenched in Los Angeles, the NHL off-season is in full swing.
Chris Pronger, still suffering from post-concussion syndrome, has been assisting the Flyers’ off-season efforts as a scout. (see story)
Here is what is going on in other NHL cities.
Wild, Harding agree to three-year contract
The Minnesota Wild on Tuesday announced
they have re-signed goalie Josh Harding to a three-year contract.
According to Michael Russo
of the Minneapolis Star Tribune
), the cap hit of Harding’s deal is $1.9 million.
Last season, the 28-year-old went 13-12-4 with a .917 save percentage.
“I love being here, I love the city, I love the fans,” Harding said. “It was really important for me to stay here and work towards my goal (of being a starting goaltender in the NHL).”Helm re-signs with Red Wings
Darren Helm has agreed to a four-year, $8.5 million deal to remain with the Detroit Red Wings next season, according to the Associated Press
In 68 games last season, the 25-year-old center tallied nine goals and 17 assists.
He had surgery on a tendon in his right arm after being injured during the Red Wings' first round playoff series with Nashville.
"Darren is an important part of our team and we're very happy that we've reached an agreement," general manager Ken Holland said. "He's one of the fastest skaters in the game and we love the physical element that he brings. He's an outstanding penalty killer and the ideal third-line center for us behind Pavel (Datsyuk) and Henrik (Zetterberg)."
Oilers give Petrell extension
The Edmonton Oilers on Tuesday announced
they have re-signed left-winger Lennart Petrell to a one-year extension.
Petrell had four goals, five assists and nine points through 60 games last season— his first in the NHL.
A native of Finland, the 28-year-old had spent the eight years prior to the 2011-2012 season with HIFK in the SM-liiga, Finland’s top league.
Financial terms of the contract were not disclosed.