Originally posted on On the Duck Pond  |  Last updated 7/12/12
Getting lost in the "Teemu is back!" shuffle, the Ducks have made a few recent signings and re-signings.

The Ducks have avoided arbitration with center Nick Bonino.  The restricted free agent had an arbitration date assigned, but he and the Ducks were able to come to terms with a new contract. 

The $700,000 contract is only a slight raise from last year, but it is a one way contract.  This way he makes the same whether in the NHL or the AHL.   Had Bonino accepted the Ducks qualifying offer, it would have paid him more, but he would have had a two way contract that paid much less in the AHL. 

It seems that this is a win/win for both sides and avoids the inevitably ugly arbitration.

Anaheim also signed this year's third-round draft pick, Frederik Andersen, to a two-year entry level contract on Wednesday.

The 22 year old Danish goaltender has a two way contract paying $925,000 in the NHL and $70,000 in the AHL. 

Andersen was originally drafted by Carolina in 2010, but never signed with them, so he went back into this year's draft pool. 

Andersen does not want to play in the AHL, which is part of why he and Carolina could not come to a deal.   However with more experience he will have a chance at unseating Viktor Fasth for the backup spot.  If he does not make the team, Andersen could still go back to Sweden to play.

"If I had to choose one goalie, I don’t really compare goalies to one another that much, but I have a lot of stuff that (J.S. Giguere) does too with the butterfly,” said Andersen, who was in Anaheim for the conditioning camp in June. “I’m pretty calm in the net. I try to make the defense comfortable with me back there.”

The Ducks have also signed center Corey Elkins to a one-year contract worth $700,000.  He will get much less playing in the AHL, which is where he is likely to end up. 

The 27 year old was a prospect with the Los Angeles Kings, but did not sign with them.  Last year he played in the Czech Republic.

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