NHL Roundup

Canes re-sign Samson

Associated PressJuly 20, 2012 

— The Carolina Hurricanes agreed to a one-year, two-way contract with forward Jerome Samson on Friday.

Samson will make $600,000 at the NHL level or $105,000 if he is sent to the Hurricanes’ minor-league affiliate in Charlotte. He is guaranteed at least $175,000.

Samson, 24, split last season between Carolina and Charlotte. He had two goals and three assists with the Hurricanes and had 20 goals in the minor leagues.

Notes

Anaheim: Center Daniel Winnik agreed to a two-year, $3.6 million contract with the Ducks.

Winnik has played five NHL seasons with Phoenix, Colorado and San Jose.

Chicago: Forward Marian Hossa says he's recovering on schedule from a brutal hit that ended his season in Game 3 of the Blackhawks' opening-round playoff series loss to Phoenix in April.

Hossa said he had resumed high-intensity off-ice training several weeks ago and has experienced no ill effects. He has not yet started skating again, however.

Edmonton: The Oilers avoided arbitration with Sam Gagner, signing him to a one-year, $3.2 million deal.

Florida: The Panthers acquired center Casey Wellman from the New York Rangers in exchange for a fifth-round pick in the 2014 draft.

St. Louis: The Blues signed forward T.J. Oshie to a five-year contract. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the deal is worth nearly $21 million.

Oshie is among many young up-and-coming players for the Blues. He tied for the team lead with 54 points in 2011-12.

Toronto: The Maple Leafs avoided arbitration with Nikolai Kulemin, signing the forward to a two-year, $5.6-million deal.

Kulemin will make $2.6 million next season and $3 million in 2013-14.

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