Found July 01, 2012 on
Rock the Red:
As first reporrted by TSN's Darren Dreger and then confirmed by Stephen Whyno of the Washington Times, the Washington Capitals have signed winger Joey Crabb to a one-year deal worth $950,000.
Crabb spent last season with the Toronto Maple Leafs, where he scored 11 goals and had 26 points in 67 games. His corsi was in the negatives, but he faced tough zone starts on a bad Toronto team. Crabb is 29, and fills the need of fourth-line winger that Washington had. He can kill penalties and works very hard - and for less than a million, you can find values that are a lot worse.
This fills one of Washington's needs. Next up are two more important ones - top six forwards.
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Winger Joey Crabb has signed a free agent deal with the Washington Capitals for one year and a reported $950,000.
The 29 year old Alaska native played 67 games with the Leafs last season and scored 11 goals, 15 assists.
The departure of Crabb was expected, as the Leafs have a number of young forwards who played for the Toronto Marlies(Jerry D'Amigo, Nazem Kadri, Carter...
We in Washington have, understandably, a conflicted view of Alexander Semin. To be sure, we’re aware of his numerous and infuriating faults: so often, he seemed invisible; so often, he seemed capable of so much more. Yet we’ve also had the best seat in hockey to witness his extraordinary exhibitions of sublime skill: the wicked wrister that has almost no rival; that other-worldly...
from TSN, The Toronto Maple Leafs have parted ways with forward Colby Armstrong.
The team decided to buy out the final year of his contract, worth $3 million. He will be placed on unconditional waivers at noon et today.
The buyout will count for $1 million towards the team’s salary cap over the next two seasons. The move frees up an additional $2 million for the team heading...
The Washington Capitals have signed unrestricted free agent defenseman Garrett Stafford and restricted free agent defenseman Kevin Marshall to one-year contracts.
Stafford, 32, is an AHL-level offensive defenseman. He has appeared in 7 career NHL games for Detroit, Dallas, and Phoenix, posting 2 assists. He spent last season split between Hamilton and Portland of the AHL. ...
According to Sportsnet.ca, the Wings made their first free agent signing of the offseason by tabbing goaltender Jonas Gustavsson to a two year deal worth $3 million dollars ($1.5 million annually).
Last season, the “Monster” as he is commonly known as appeared in 42 games for the Leafs going 17-17 with a 4 OT loses and 4 shootout loses. He also compiled a .902 save percentage...
Colby Armstrong is joining the Montreal Canadiens after the Toronto Maple Leafs bought out the final year of his contract.
The veteran forward signed a $1 million, one-year deal with the Habs on Sunday.
Armstrong's two seasons in Toronto were hampered by injuries. The 29-year-old appeared in just 29 games last season, scoring one goal and three points.
Armstrong has a past...
The Toronto Maple Leafs signed center Jay McClement to a two-year contract Sunday. The team also announced the signing of minor-league defenseman Mike Kostka to a one-year deal. McClement, a second-round draft pick by the St. Louis Blues in 2001, comes to the Leafs from the Colorado Avalanche, where he played the past two seasons. His contract is worth $3 million over the next...
Not a big signing by any stretch of the imagination but Montreal needs some sort of scoring somewhere and Armstrong is a cheap option for them. Colby is intent on proving that he can still be a factor in the NHL but at this point any chance of that is slim. Another low risk, somewhat [...]
Per various reports on Twitter, the Leafs are preparing to move forward without winger Colby Armstrong.
Per Sportsnet’s Mark Spector:
Our @maydayhockey says G Jonas Gustavsson has signed with Detroit.
Sportsnet is reporting 2 years, $1.5 million per season.
Update: the Windsor Star’s Bob Duff confirms.
Former Leafs G Jonas Gustavsson signs 2 year deal with #redwings.