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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.

Kailer Yamamoto signed an entry-level contract with the Oilers on Thursday.

Impact

This kid tore up the Western Hockey League last season, posting 42 goals and 57 assists in 65 games, topped off by an impressive plus-14 rating. But he is still a kid. The 18-year-old stands at 5-foot-8, 153 pounds, so he may need to put on some weight before he's ready to play in the big league. Edmonton still feels like it got a steal with Yamamoto, and the Oilers have some time to bulk him up so he can hopefully be the next Tyler Johnson.

Henrik Lundqvist, who sustained an MCL sprain at the 2017 IIHF World Championship in May, is healthy as he looks forward to training camp, NHL.com reports.

Impact

The celebrated backstop toughed out the ailment and helped the Swedish team to the gold medal at Worlds, and luckily it was never considered to be a serious issue. Lundqvist turned in career-worst peripherals (2.74 GAA, .910 save percentage) over 57 games last season, but the Rangers' high-powered offense frequently bailed him out on his way to 31 wins – excluding the lockout-shortened 2012-13 campaign, the King has impressively recorded 30-plus victories in each year of an illustrious career.

Matt Murray is working to cut down on the injuries that kept him sidelined for the start of the 2017 Stanley Cup playoffs, Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

Impact

In addition to shrugging off the injury-prone label, Murray will have to deal with the pressure of replacing Marc-Andre Fleury – something he's said can't truly be done. Instead, the 23-year-old said he's "just going to be myself" as he takes full-time command of the crease for the first time in his young career. Given the expectations surrounding the two-time Stanley Cup champion, he should be one of the first goalies off the board in fantasy drafts.

Jeremy Morin agreed to terms on a one-year contract with KHL club Yugra Khanty-Mansiysk on Thursday.

Impact

Morin hasn't appeared in an NHL contest since 2014-15 when he was with the Blue Jackets. The past two seasons, the winger has shifted around the AHL, suiting up for five different minor-league organizations. He registered 30 points in 63 outings last year – not quite good enough to earn another NHL contract. Instead, the New York native will head to Russia to extend his playing career.

Marcus Foligno, a restricted free agent, is the last player the Wild will need to sign ahead of the 2017-18 season.

Impact

The Sabres sent Foligno packing – along with Tyler Ennis and a 2018 third-round pick – in a late-June trade for Jason Pominville, Marco Scandella and a fourth-round draft choice for next year. Minnesota killed off 83 percent of its penalties last season (good for eighth in the league) but Foligno should bolster that unit even more. Assuming he's given around 15 minutes of ice time per contest – the same level of playing time he'd had in his native Buffalo – Foligno should be able to hover around the mid 20s for a point total this coming season.