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Joffrey Lupul, who missed the entire Maple Leafs' campaign with a sports hernia injury, failed a physical at the end of the season, Kristen Shilton of TSN reports.

Impact

A versatile but injury-prone winger, it's been widely speculated that Lupul may have placed his last game. The Buds have him under contract for one more year at $5.25 million, at which point he'd become an unrestricted free agent. If he does, in fact, hang up his skates for good, Lupul will finish with 420 points (205 goals, 215 assists) in 701 career contests split between the Ducks, Oilers, Flyers and Leafs.

Chad Ruhwedel re-signed with the Penguins on a two-year deal worth $650,000 annually Thursday.

Impact

Ruhwedel stepped up big time for Pittsburgh when the club was dealing with a bevy of injuries on the blue line. In the San Diego native's 34 outings this season, he averaged 17:20 of ice time, but he could be in line for more minutes if unrestricted free agents Ron Hainsey, Mark Streit or Trevor Daley are not retained. With a handful of up-and-coming young blueliners in the organization, Ruhwedel has separated himself from the rest of the pack as a shutdown defender, supplanting the likes of Derrick Pouliot.

Dwight King will be let go by the Canadiens, the team announced Thursday.

Impact

King was brought in via trade at the deadline last season in an attempt to add some toughness to the Habs' lineup, but the organization apparently wants to go in a different direction now. The winger managed just one goal in 17 outings with Montreal.

Brian Flynn will not be offered a new contract by the Canadiens.

Impact

Flynn played in just 51 contests this past season and registered a mere 10 points. After back-to-back seasons in which he played fewer than 60 games, the 28-year-old will have to look elsewhere to extend his career. Even if he can land a spot on another club – something that is by no means a lock – he probably won't offer much in terms of fantasy value.

Jake Bischoff was included in a trade that saw Vegas select Jean-Francois Berube from the Islanders.

Impact

Along with Bischoff and Berube, the Golden Knights also got the Isles' 2017 first-round pick and took on Mikhail Grabovski's bloated contract. After completing his senior season at the University of Minnesota, Bischoff logged six games for AHL Bridgeport Sound, tallying a pair of goals and an assist. The 22-year-old will almost certainly start the 2017-18 campaign with AHL Chicago, but lineup shuffling in Vegas could create an opening for him to get the occasional call-up.

David Schlemko was traded to the Canadiens after a brief stop in Vegas in exchange for a 2019 fifth-round pick Thursday.

Impact

Schlemko was one of 13 defensemen taken by the Golden Knights in the 2017 NHL Expansion Draft, and now he'll head to Montreal for the 2017-18 campaign. With the Sharks last year, the blueliner notched two goals and 16 helpers in addition to blocking 112 shots. The 30-year-old's ice time dipped a little while he was in San Jose (16:45), but he should see his minutes increase under coach Claude Julien.

Matt Greene (back) was placed on waivers by the Kings in order to buy him out of the final year of his contract, Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reports.

Impact

The decision to buy out Greene was not unexpected, as Los Angeles was looking to save some cap room. The 34-year-old has played in just 29 games over the last two seasons due to injuries, so it wouldn't come as too much of a surprise if he opted to hang up his skates. If this is it for the Michigan native, he'll end his career with 615 games played, in which he recorded 17 goals and 63 helpers. Even if the two-time Stanley Cup champion does land with another club, it's unlikely that he'll offer much in terms of fantasy value. In order to be placed on waivers, Greene by rule must have been cleared from his back injury.

Jordan Eberle was acquired by the Islanders from the Oilers in exchange for Ryan Strome on Thursday.

Impact

Eberle instantly becomes the highest-paid forward for New York, as he brings $6 million cap hit with him. The winger compiled 51 points and 208 shots on goal while averaging just 16:46 of ice time this past season. The Isles are surely hoping that the former first-round pick will gel with John Tavares on the top line and convince him to re-sign with the team before he hits free agency in the next offseason. That in mind, look for the 27-year-old Eberle to slot into a first-line role alongside the Isles' captain.

The Islanders traded Ryan Strome to the Oilers in exchange for Jordan Eberle on Thursday.

Impact

The Islanders snagged Strome with the fifth overall pick in the 2011 draft, and it appeared as though the team had made a great selection when the right-handed forward broke out for 50 points (17 goals, 33 assists) in 81 games with the big club in 2014-15. However, the 23-year-old pivot has been trending downward since that breakout campaign, tallying just 58 points (21 goals, 37 assists) in 140 games over the past two seasons. Strome has the potential to develop into a legitimate top-six forward in the NHL, so the Oilers are clearly hoping a change of scenery will help unlock some of that untapped talent.

Frederik Tiffels agreed to terms on a two-year, entry-level contract with Pittsburgh on Thursday.

Impact

Tiffels spent the last three seasons playing for Western Michigan University, where he recorded 27 goals and 32 helpers in 105 career outings. Selected in the sixth round of the 2015 NHL Draft, the 22-year-old will join AHL Wilkes-Barre/Scranton for the upcoming season. The Pens are stocked with young talent at the moment, so it's unlikely that the German will see any NHL ice time until at least the 2018-19 campaign.

Christian Djoos signed a two-year, two-way contract worth $1.3 million with Washington on Thursday.

Impact

Djoos has yet to make his NHL debut; however, it seems likely that he'll get that opportunity during the 2017-18 campaign after racking up 58 points in 66 outings with AHL Hershey this past year. The offensive-minded defenseman was selected in the seventh round of the 2012 NHL Draft, but he appears to have exceeded expectations thus far. The Caps just lost Nate Schmidt in the 2017 NHL Expansion Draft, which could create an opening for Djoos to make an impact sooner rather than later.

Matt Beleskey is still with with the Bruins after the Golden Knights selected Colin Miller in Wednesday's expansion draft, NHL.com reports.

Impact

Beleskey's annual $3.8 million cap hit likely deterred Vegas, especially after the winger logged just three goals and eight points in 49 games last season. An injured knee that caused Beleskey to miss time and led to some conditioning issues factored into his dip in productivity, so with a full offseason to mend, there's reason to believe that the 29-year-old could bounce back this coming season. At this stage, though, Beleskey profiles more as a secondary scorer than the sniper the Bruins presumably envisioned when they signed him as a free agent after he racked up 22 goals in 65 games for the Ducks in 2014-15.

Trevor van Riemsdyk was acquired by the Hurricanes from the Golden Knights on Thursday, Frank Seravalli of TSN reports.

Impact

This deal was rumored to be in the works during the 2017 NHL Expansion Draft. Van Riemsdyk joins Carolina after being on the Vegas roster for less than 24 hours. The blueliner notched 16 points in 58 contests for the Blackhawks last season and could break through the 20-point threshold if he can stay healthy for a full 82-game campaign in 2017-18. The 'Canes will also get a 2018 seventh-round selection in exchange for the 62nd overall pick in the 2017 NHL Draft.

Adam McQuaid remains with the Bruins after the Golden Knights selected Colin Miller in Wednesday's expansion draft, NHL.com reports.

Impact

Vegas opted for Miller's upside on offense over McQuaid's size and grit, paving the way for McQuaid to remain a physical presence on the Boston blue line this coming season. On the heels of a 2016-17 campaign in which the 6-foot-4, 212-pounder logged two goals and 10 points to go along with 71 PIM in 77 games, McQuaid is only on the fantasy radar in the deepest of leagues, specifically formats where his hits (157) and blocks (144) factor into the scoring.

Colin Miller was selected by the Golden Knights on Wednesday in the 2017 NHL Expansion Draft, NHL.com reports.

Impact

There's still a chance that Vegas might flip him in a trade, but for now, Miller – who logged six goals and 13 points in 61 games for the Bruins last season – brings an intriguing mix of speed and shooting velocity to the new franchise's blue-line mix. Part of the reason that Boston exposed Miller in the expansion draft, despite his upside, is that puck management and positioning remain a work in progress for the 24-year-old, who's 103 games into his NHL career. Should he earn regular power-play time this coming season, Miller could find himself on the fantasy radar, but as is the case with most of the players added by Vegas on Wednesday, the defender's future and role with the organization have yet to be determined.

Chris Pronger will join Florida as a senior advisor to the president of hockey operations, officially ending his NHL career.

Impact

Pronger hasn't played since the 2011-12 season, but his huge contract was still on the books for the Coyotes. With that deal over, the blueliner can officially move on to being a team executive. Over the course of his career, the No. 2 overall pick from the 1993 NHL draft tallied 157 goals and 541 assists in 1,167 games and was also noted for the 1,590 PIM he racked up. Pronger won the Stanley Cup with Anaheim in 2007 and was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2015.

Matt Calvert was not selected by the Golden Knights in the expansion draft.

Impact

The checking-line winger was one of the players rumored to be an acceptable target for the expansion franchise as part of its pre-draft deal with Columbus, but instead Vegas plucked center William Karlsson. Calvert scored 10 goals and 15 points in 65 games last season while seeing 13:21 of ice time per night, and he'll likely remain in a similar role in 2017-18.

The Golden Knights have already started soliciting trade offers for Marc Methot, Bruce Garrioch of Postmedia reports.

Impact

Well, that didn't take long. The 32-year-old blueliner was plucked from the Senators in the expansion draft despite Ottawa's last-ditch attempts at working out a deal to keep him. Garrioch also reported, via the Ottawa Citizen, that the alleged asking price of Knights GM George McPhee to refrain from selecting Methot was a 2018 first-round pick, which was too rich for the Sens' taste. At any rate, time will tell whether Methot is flipped to another club this summer (he has a 10-team no-trade clause that he doesn't want to amend) or suits up as the Knights' de facto top rearguard this October.

Ryan Kesler (hip) told NHL.com Wednesday that his recovery from surgery could take 4-to-5 months. It was originally estimated that he'd only be out 12 weeks.

Impact

The veteran center underwent surgery earlier this month for an issue with bone fragments in his hip that hindered him for the entirety of the season. "Toward the end of the year, I couldn't get through a game without getting pain shots," Kesler said. "Everybody plays banged up. I couldn't continue going on like that." He will reportedly only be able to resume skating in 12 weeks, which is right around the start of training camp in September, while Kesler's updated return timetable has him slated for game action in October or November.

Erik Haula's new contract with the Golden Knights is a three-year deal worth $2.75 million per season, Bob McKenzie of TSN reports.

Impact

Haula spent the first four seasons of his NHL career in Minnesota, where he most recently recorded 26 points, including a career-high 15 goals, in 72 games last year. The 26-year-old never recorded more than 34 points in his time with the Wild (2015-16), but he was a standout at the University of Minnesota, netting 100 points over his final 80 games, so it's likely that Vegas is banking on him recapturing some of that scoring touch in its inaugural season. It's too early to say where exactly Haula will slot in on the team's depth chart, though an assignment in the bottom six is probably the likeliest outlook at this point, considering the Golden Knights' other centers (Vadim Shipachyov, Cody Eakin and William Karlsson).