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Nolan Patrick's infection – which kept him off the ice this week – specifically concerned an abscess on his face, though that's been treated, and the second overall pick from this year's draft is said to be "doing well," The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

Impact

Sports hernia surgery had kept the highly touted prospect from participating in the Flyers' rookie development camp in early July, and this latest issue set Patrick back even more. The 18-year-old hasn't even stepped foot on NHL ice and we're already seeing how well he responds to adversity. Keep in mind that Patrick recorded 148 points (61 goals, 87 assists) between his last two seasons with the Brandon Wheat Kings of the WHL, and he received MVP honors for the 2016 Championship Series. Fantasy owners may give Patrick the benefit of the doubt when it comes to the recent maladies while hedging on his immense offensive potential.

Tom Gilbert reached a deal with the Nuremberg Ice Tigers of Germany's DEL on Friday, theScore reports.

Impact

Gilbert's racked up the frequent flyer miles over the years, as he's been associated with seven different NHL organizations. His final appearance at hockey's highest level came with the Kings last season, and he made a brief run with AHL Ontario before skipping over to Washington's minor-league affiliate in Hershey. A mobile minute-munching defenseman in his heyday, Gilbert's NHL career included 198 points (45 goals, 178 assists) in 655 games.

Juuso Valimaki agreed to terms on a three-year, entry-level deal with Calgary on Friday.

Impact

Valimaki was selected 16th overall in the 2017 NHL Draft following two seasons in the WHL. A native of Finland, the blueliner racked up an impressive 61 points in 60 outings last year. Where the 18-year-old suits up in 2017-18 will be a matter of speculation throughout training camp, as he is still eligible to return to juniors but could compete in the AHL or even the NHL.

Tomas Tatar (shoulder) signed a four-year contract with Detroit on Friday worth an average annual value of $5.3 million, Craig Custance of The Athletic reports.

Impact

With the clock ticking on the arbitrator's decision, Tatar and the Red Wings were able to reach an agreement that worked for both sides. The 26-year-old has led the team in scoring over the past three seasons – having reached the 45-point threshold each time. The one knock on the winger is his relative lack of special teams production. Despite logging 2:22 of ice time per game with the man advantage last season, the Czech tallied a mere eight points in that situation, plus, he's not utilized on the penalty kill. Tatar underwent offseason shoulder surgery following the 2016-17 campaign, but he's expected to be 100 percent in time for training camp.

Tommy Wingels suffered a left foot fracture during offseason training Friday, Tracey Myers of CSN Chicago reports.

Impact

Wingels is expected to make a full recovery in 6-to-8 weeks, so he should be a full participant in September's training camp. The 29-year-old winger, who notched 12 points (seven goals, five assists) in 73 games last season, won't produce enough offensively in 2017-18 to warrant consideration in most season-long fantasy leagues, but he'll be a key component of the Blackhawks' bottom-six forward group and penalty-killing unit.

Ryan Dzingel (wrist) and the Senators avoided arbitration Friday by agreeing to a two-year contract with an average annual value of $1.8 million, Elliotte Friedman of Hockey Night in Canada reports.

Impact

Dzingel had a breakout season in 2016-17, garnering 14 goals, 18 helpers and 123 shots on goal – all career highs. The 25-year-old saw 1:20 of ice time per game on the power play, but he was only able to notch three points in those situations. If the natural center can get more comfortable playing on the wing – and improve his man-advantage productivity – he could exceed the 40-point mark this upcoming year. Although a wrist injury may have impacted his performance during this spring's playoffs, Dzingel should be ready to go for training camp.

Garnet Hathaway inked a one-year, two-way contract with the Flames on Thursday.

Impact

Hathaway appeared in 26 games with Calgary last season, notching five points (one goal, four assists) while averaging just 9:08 of ice time over that span. The 25-year-old winger will spend the majority of the 2017-18 campaign in the minors, but he'll likely also log some time with the big club when the Flames are in need of reinforcements up front due to injury.

Marek Mazanec and the Predators settled on a one-year, two-way deal for the 2017-18 campaign Thursday, Craig Morgan of Arizona Sports reports.

Impact

Mazanec filed for salary arbitration on July 6, but he and the Predators were able to come to terms on a one-year deal for next season prior to their scheduled arbitration hearing. The 26-year-old netminder will compete for AHL Milwaukee's starting gig in 2017-18.

Yannick Veilleux agreed to terms on a one-year, two-way contract (AHL/ECHL) with the Canadiens on Thursday.

Impact

Veilleux spent the majority of the 2016-17 campaign with AHL St. John's, notching 16 points (six goals, 10 assists) in 53 games with the IceCaps. The 24-year-old winger will spend the majority of next season in the AHL, and he could even be sent to the ECHL if he struggles early on. This is purely an organizational depth signing by the Canadiens.

Tomas Tatar (shoulder) entered an arbitration hearing against the Red Wings on Thursday, with the ruling to be made within 48 hours, MLive.com reports.

Impact

The restricted free agent's contract demands reportedly include $5.3 million in average annual value, but the Wings maxed out at $4.1 million on their counter offer before entering arbitration. Tatar told reporters last week that he has no limitations with his surgically repaired shoulder, which is a significant development, as injury history can be used as evidence in the hearing.

Nolan Patrick (abdomen) was expected to resume skating Thursday, but is dealing with an infection in his face.

Impact

Patrick can't seem to catch a break, as his sports hernia was originally misdiagnosed, and just when he appeared ready to get back on the ice, this infection surfaced. Despite these concerns, the center should still be cleared in time for training camp, where he will be given every opportunity to earn his way onto the 23-man roster.

Kyle Okposo (concussion) hit the ice as part of Da Beauty League on Wednesday.

Impact

While it may be just a semi-competitive summer league, the fact that Okposo is playing hockey again should be an encouraging sign for fantasy owners. After spending the end of the 2016-17 campaign in the ICU due to medication complications, the winger appears to be working his way back to game readiness in preparation of training camp. Once cleared, the 29-year-old is a near lock to return to the first line as well as the top power-play unit.

Colton Parayko agreed to terms with St. Louis on a five-year, $27.5 million deal Thursday, Tom Timmermann of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

Impact

Parayko avoided a sophomore slump by registering 35 points – two more than he did in his rookie year – and now he and the club have avoided an arbitration hearing. The blueliner averaged 21:12 of ice time last season, including minutes on both the power play and penalty kill. Parayko has performed well with the man advantage since entering the league – all four of his goals in 2016-17 came with the extra attacker – and he should see his opportunities expand on that front in the 2017-18 campaign.

Colton Parayko has asked for a one-year contract worth $4.85 million, TSN reports. The Blues have offered him two years at $3.4 million and $3.6 million.

Impact

Given the discrepancy between the two parties, it appears Parayko and the team won't get an extension done before his arbitration hearing, set for Thursday. Considering his numbers in his first two NHL seasons – which include 68 points (17 on the power play), a plus-35 rating, 353 shots on goal, 239 blocks and an average ice time of 21:12 last year – it seems a bit odd that the Blues would opt for a bridge deal rather than locking Parayko up long term, especially with Kevin Shattenkirk off the books. Regardless, he'll almost certainly be awarded more than the average $3.5 million annually the team has offered him. Stay tuned.

Nate Schmidt's agent is hopeful that he and the team can get a deal done prior to his scheduled arbitration hearing in early August, Steve Carp of the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports.

Impact

The rearguard made $875,000 with the Capitals last season, recording three goals, 17 points and an impressive plus-22 rating in 60 games. Considering that Schmidt's production came in a career-low 15:29 of ice time and would amount to 23 points over a full season, he's definitely due for a raise – especially given his status as the Knights' de facto top defenseman. He was extended a qualifying offer prior to the expansion draft in June, but the offer came from Washington. Nonetheless, the two sides will have until Aug. 3 to come to terms on a new deal.

Owen Tippett signed a three-year, entry-level deal with the Panthers on Wednesday.

Impact

Tippett was selected 10th overall in the 2017 NHL Draft after putting up impressive numbers with OHL Mississauga – 44 goals and 31 helpers in 60 games. The 18-year-old will get a shot at securing a place in the 23-man roster, but he could still end up back in juniors if Florida decides it doesn't want to burn a year of his ELC. If he can transition his game to the NHL, the winger could slot in as a scoring replacement for Jonathan Marchessault, who was taken by Vegas in the expansion draft.

Alexandar Georgiev secured an entry-level deal with the Rangers on Wednesday.

Impact

Georgiev logged a 13-8-4 record with TPS Turku of the Swedish league last season along with a .923 save percentage. The netminder will likely spend a couple years developing his game with AHL Hartford before earning a shot in New York.

Valeri Nichushkin is expected to return to the Stars following the 2017-18 season.

Impact

Nichushkin spent 2016-17 with CSKA Moscow – where he will again play this upcoming year – following a 79-game season with Dallas. The winger tallied 64 points in his two full NHL campaigns and should provide some bottom-six scoring depth once he rejoins the club.

Chris Brown signed a one-year deal with DEL Iserlohn on Wednesday.

Impact

Brown has appeared in 23 NHL games, the most recent of which occurred during the 2015-16 season with the Capitals. The former second-round pick will head overseas after spending all last year with AHL Hartford, where he tallied 14 goals and 13 helpers, but also a concerning minus-18 rating. Unless he can improve his two-way play, the 26-year-old is unlikely to get another shot in the NHL.

Mikhail Sergachev believes he's ready for the NHL, reports TSN.ca, and is confident he will win a spot on the blue line by Opening Night.

Impact

Sergachev knows he needs to earn the spot, but he's confident in his abilities. "I have to have a good summer; first of all, I have to be stronger," the young defender said. "I have to be faster to play in the NHL overall to be successful. … I played a lot in juniors and I learned a lot from Windsor … so I think I'm ready for the NHL." Sergachev will face stiff competition, as the Bolts currently have seven defenders who saw ice time with the squad last year under contract.