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Roundup: Aucoin to Blues, Benoit to Avs and Philly gets another goalie

Jul 5, 2013, 2:30 PM EDT


Some more minor signings to pass along:

Keith Aucoin has agreed to a one-year, $625,000 deal with St. Louis. Excellent value pickup for the Blues, as Aucoin was a solid contributor for the Islanders last year, scoring 12 points in 41 regular season games and three in six playoff appearances.

— Colorado has inked ex-Ottawa defenseman Andre Benoit to a one-year, $900,000 deal. Benoit, 29, appeared in 33 games for the Sens last year, scoring 10 points.

— The Flyers have inked journeyman goalie Yann Danis to a one-year, two-way deal. Danis has spent time with the Montreal, New York (Islanders), New Jersey and Edmonton organizations, and has made 50 career NHL appearances. He seems destined to be Philly’s No. 3 goalie next year behind Ray Emery and Steve Mason.

— Journeyman Mike Mottau has signed with the Florida Panthers on a one-year deal. He was with the Leafs organization last year.

— Ex-Isles forward Jesse Joensuu has signed a two-year pact with Edmonton. Financial terms have not yet been released. Injuries limited him to just seven regular-season games with the Isles last year.

  1. endusersolutions2013 - Jul 5, 2013 at 2:44 PM

    Question for Hawks fans: With Emery leaving, looks like the Hawks are pretty confident that the Finnish goalie they just signed is going to be a viable NHL backup, as they signed him at 1.4 mill.

    Other 3 AHL goalies are UFA’s. Does anyone know if any of them would be viable backups if the Antti Raanta does not work up or he or Crow get injured?

    • endusersolutions2013 - Jul 5, 2013 at 2:45 PM

      oops, posted on wrong article

  2. tru2joelu4eva - Jul 5, 2013 at 2:53 PM

    this is stupid, i want peyton manning on skates. make it happen sakic!!

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