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Matt Cullen agreed to terms on a one-year, $1million contract with the Wild on Wednesday, Michael Russo of the Star Tribune reports.

Impact

Not ready to hang up his skates, Cullen will return for a 20th NHL campaign – back with his home-state Minnesota Wild. The former second-round pick did have the chance for a three-peat with Pittsburgh, but has always stated that family comes first. The veteran will likely slot in as the fourth-line center and could see time on the penalty kill – both roles he thrived in while with the Pens.

Leon Draisaitl signed an eight-year, $68 million contract extension with the Oilers on Wednesday.

Impact

The 21-year-old German had a season to remember in 2016-17, setting career highs in goals (29), assists (48) and shots on goal (172) in 82 games with the Oilers. The 2014 first-round pick continued to dominate in the playoffs, racking up 16 points (six goals, 10 assists) in 13 postseason contests. Edmonton has now locked up its two most important offensive weapons in Connor McDavid and Draisaitl for the foreseeable future, and although the club has dedicated $21 million on an annual basis to those two players, the Oilers will now undoubtedly be a serious contender in the West for the foreseeable future. Draisaitl will continue to occupy a top-six role and a spot on Edmonton's first power-play unit throughout his tenure with the Oilers, and he shouldn't have any issue approaching and often surpassing the 80-point threshold on a seasonal basis, making him an elite option in all fantasy formats.

Barring any setbacks in his recovery from ACL surgery, Robby Fabbri (knee) will be a full participant in September's training camp.

Impact

Fabbri underwent surgery to repair a torn ACL in February, an injury that forced the 21-year-old forward to miss the final 30 games of the 2016-17 campaign. The 2014 first-round pick resumed skating in early August, and he's even been on the ice with some of his teammates of late, including Joel Edmundson, Zach Sanford, Jordan Schmaltz and Brayden Schenn, but he has yet to be cleared for contact. However, he should receive full clearance before training camp gets underway in September, meaning he should hit the ground running when the regular season kicks off Oct. 4 against Pittsburgh. Fabbri was a solid contributor before sustaining his season-ending injury last campaign, notching 29 points (11 goals, 18 assists) in 51 games, and he has the talent to break through the 50-point threshold this season if he's able to avoid major injury.

Erik Condra (back) has yet to resume skating after offseason back surgery, Joe Smith of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

Impact

Condra had a great minor-league campaign last year – 48 points in 55 outings – but this lingering back issue could impact his ability to parlay that into more ice time with the Lightning. If he can't give it a go for training camp, the winger will likely be forced to begin the season in the AHL. Once fully healthy, the 31-year-old should be able to suit up in more than the 13 contests he did in 2016-17 – although fantasy owners probably shouldn't expect him to be much more than a 20-point player in the NHL.

According to general manager Don Sweeney, David Pastrnak will not be traded prior to the start of the season, Brian Compton of NHL.com reports.

Impact

Pastrnak still remains unsigned heading into the 2017-18 campaign – which is likely the impetus for the rumors circulating that Boston might try to move him. With Sweeney shutting the door on any speculation, the two sides can get back to figuring out a deal that works for both sides.

Alexey Marchenko inked a three-year contract with CSKA Moscow on Tuesday, Igor Eronko of Sport-Express reports.

Impact

Marchenko went unclaimed off waivers, which fantasy owners should have seen coming, considering he had already announced his intention of heading to Russia. The fact that the blueliner was willing to commit to three seasons away from the NHL does come as a surprise, however. Given he managed just eight points in 41 outings last year – split between Toronto and Detroit – it may not be worth it to stash Marchenko away until he (potentially) returns to North America.

Shane Prince had surgery on his ankle and is expected to miss 4-to-6 months.

Impact

The Isles were hoping to stick to non-intrusive methods – per their release – but ultimately the decision was made that Prince would go under the knife. On the short end of his recovery timeline, the winger could be available in mid-December – although it might also be as late as mid-February if he suffers any setbacks. When healthy last season, the 24-year-old periodically got the plum assignment of lining up next to John Tavares – a role he never seemed fully comfortable with, as he managed just 18 points in 50 contests.

Alexey Marchenko will head to the KHL next season after being placed on unconditional waivers Monday, James Mirtle of The Athletic reports.

Impact

Marchenko was likely going to be watching from the press box more often than not this season. Combined with a $1.45 million cap hit, the Leafs obviously felt it wasn't worth it to retain the blueliner – who they picked up off waivers last season. With the announcement he intends to play in the KHL, it is unlikely any NHL club will want to snatch him off the waiver wire.

Matt Greene will join the Los Angeles organization as a member of the scouting department – ending his 12-year professional career, LA Kings Insider Jon Rosen reports.

Impact

After three years with Edmonton, Greene spent nine seasons with the Kings – racking up a total of 615 NHL games in which he registered 17 goals and 63 assists. During the 2016-17 campaign, the 34-year-old saw action in just 26 outings – in part due to injuries – so it should come as little surprise he is ready to enter the next phase of his career in hockey.

Dwight King agreed to terms on a two-year deal with KHL Avtomobilist Jekaterinburgh on Monday, KHL Insider Aivis Kalnins reports.

Impact

King was brought in by the Habs at the trade deadline last season in an attempt to add some toughness and grit to their lineup – with the hope of making a deep playoffs run. That clearly didn't pan out as Montreal was bounced in the opening round by the Rangers and has since moved on from the winger. In 80 total appearances last season, the Saskatchewan native notched nine goals and seven helpers. Considering he has broken the 20-point threshold just twice in his career, King's move to Russia should probably impact only a handful of fantasy owners in the deepest of leagues.

Alexey Marchenko was designated for waivers by Toronto on Monday, according to agent Dan Milstein.

Impact

This could just be a procedural move to allow the Leafs the ability to move Marchenko up and down between the NHL and AHL. However, it could also be linked to his $1.45 million cap hit as Toronto is already expected to rely on long-term injured reserve to stay below the cap. A statement is expected to be released Tuesday, which should clarify the situation and what it means for the blueliner's future with Auston Matthews & Co.

Marek Mazanec inked a one-year deal with HC Slovan of the KHL on Monday.

Impact

Mazanec's future has been all over the place this offseason as he was originally placed on waivers – after filing for arbitration – only to agree to a one-year contract with the Predators. Now it appears the netminder will head to the KHL this year, rather than suiting up with AHL Milwaukee. It's possible the team agreed to this plan in order to further develop the 26-year-old, who is fourth on the team's depth chart behind Juuse Saros and Matt O'Connor. What this means for Mazanec's career with Nashville is murky at best – but fantasy owners may not want to risk stashing him away given the lack of clarity.

Jakob Chychrun (knee) likely will return at some point in the 2017-18 season, according to Coyotes head coach Rick Tocchet.

Impact

The 'Yotes don't have an exact timetable for the highly touted defenseman's return, and a previous report indicated that they won't have another update on his condition until training camp begins Sep. 14. However, the good news is that his surgery was deemed successful and Tocchet sounds rather optimistic about Chychrun's eventual prognosis. "He's just a beast," he said. "If this happened to somebody else, you might have a guy who's out for the year. I don't know the timeframe (for his recovery), but it's not for the year. It's something that he's going to bounce back (from). He's an animal. It's almost like we've got to crank this kid down a little bit."

Niklas Kronwall is expected to have his minutes restricted in the upcoming season to avoid putting so much stress on his chronically ailing knee, MLive.com reports.

Impact

Knee trouble limited Kronwall to 57 games last season, yet he still averaged 19:27 of ice time per contest when he did hit the rink. The 36-year-old Swede has spent his entire 13-year career to date with the Red Wings, having recorded six seasons of 30-plus points, but his lack of mobility these days has given him the proverbial headache in terms of trying to keep up in the defensive zone. Case in point: Kronwall's recorded a minus-28 rating over the last two seasons in contrast to a career mark of plus-14.

Henrik Sedin isn't looking beyond the upcoming season, instead concerning himself only with improving the team this year, Tim Campbell of NHL.com reports.

Impact

Questions have been circulating regarding the Sedin twins and whether they will hang it up after the 2017-18 season – or potentially move on from Vancouver. According to Henrik Sedin, however, they are "going to take it year by year," and not worry about the long-term future. The 36-year-old was one of just a few Canucks to put together a solid campaign in 2016-17, as he tallied 15 goals and 36 helpers while suiting up in all 82 games. It marked his fourth straight 50-plus point year – a threshold fantasy owners probably can still expect him to reach during the upcoming season.

Danny DeKeyser is projected to skate with Mike Green on the top defensive pair in the upcoming season, NHL.com reports.

Impact

The Michigan native posted a minus-22 rating over a full season in 2016-17 – he hadn't been in negative territory in any of the prior four seasons – but plenty of his teammates could relate to the defensive struggles because the Winged Wheel ran flat, as evidenced by a minus-37 goal differential. Green himself went minus-20 in 10 fewer games, but the offseason acquisition of Trevor Daley should help the Red Wings on special teams while balancing out the back line. DeKeyer's a solid two-way presence, but he doesn't come close to matching Green's offensive acumen and therefore should be left undrafted in shallower fantasy leagues.

Trevor Daley is not expected to join Mike Green as a first-pairing defenseman this season, NHL.com reports.

Impact

The boys in Motown were lackluster on the man advantage last season, ranking 27th in the league with a conversion rate of 15.1 percent. Daley was brought in to help the Wings with several facets of the game – particularly special teams – but we suspect that Danny Dekeyser, who's heading into his sixth year with Detroit, is projected to line up with Green since he's so familiar with the club. Of course, Green and Daley have similar playing styles; they are both puck-controlling offensive defensemen, which is perhaps another reason why Daley is looking at a middle-six assignment in the upcoming season. At any rate, he should be able to at least match the 20:23 of average ice time he posted as a Penguin last year.

Kevin Rooney will compete for a spot on the Devils' Opening Night roster, the Patriot Ledger reports.

Impact

A product of Providence College, Rooney has his sights on the parent club, having signed a one-year contract extension in late July. However, since his deal is of the two-way variety, the Devils can freely shuffle him to AHL Albany without the risk of losing him to waivers. The 24-year-old appeared in his first four games with New Jersey last season, but he was blanked from the game logs aside from four PIM and a minus-3 rating. Even if he breaks camp, Rooney's much too raw for us to recommend picking him up in fantasy leagues.

Brad Richardson (leg) is encouraged by his progress from a fractured tibia and fibula in his right leg – a devastating injury that he sustained in a game against the Canucks last November – and he's looking forward to training camp.

Impact

The veteran pivot's injury was quite gruesome, and this report details how he's essentially had to train himself how to walk again. In March, Richardson – who's registered 189 points (78 goals, 111 assists) in 607 career games – reportedly had a second operation to "clean up some things" with his leg, but the good news is that he's on the mend. "If training camp started tomorrow I'd be out there," he said. "I feel night-and-day different than I did four months ago. I probably need a little more time on the ice and some reps, but I'm feeling really good and I'm ready to go."

Borna Rendulic signed a one-year contract with the Lahti Pelicans of The Liiga in Finland on Friday.

Impact

The Croatian Sensation appeared in 69 games for AHL Utica – a minor-league affiliate of the Canucks – last season, tacking on 12 goals, 11 assists and 30 PIM. He also hit the ice for a single NHL contest when the parent club had several regulars quarantined with mumps.