The Blues re-sign Robert Thomas
Chris Pinkert of the St. Louis Blues: The Blues have re-signed forward Robert Thomas to a two-year deal with a cap hit of $2.8 million.
Puck Pedia: The Blues are now $1.325 million over the salary cap with a projected 23-man roster. Sending two players to the AHL and going with a 21-man roster would make them cap compliant.
Tom Timmermann: Yes, the Blues can put Sundqvist on the LTIR but at some point this season they are going to have to deal with the cap issue. There is the possibility that someone else will need to go in the LTIR during the season.
— JFresh (@JFreshHockey) September 22, 2021
The Wild re-sign Kirill Kaprizov
Michael Russo: The Minnesota Wild have re-signed forward Kirill Kaprizov to a five-year contract worth $45 million – a $9 million salary cap hit.
Dan Mizutani: Kaprizov will be able to practice on Thursday with teammates according to a source.
Cap Friendly: The contract buys one RFA year, two years of arbitration-eligible RFA, and two years of unrestricted free agency.
Frank Seravalli: The last two years of the deal come with a full no-movement clause. The deal doesn’t have any signing bonuses.
NHL Watcher: (before Kaprizov’s signing) From the Ray & Dregs podcast:
Darren Dreger: “Kaprizov in Minny, I’m told he was offered 8×9 in the spring.”
Ray Ferraro: “Could you imagine pushing away from the table $72M dollars?”
Here’s his microstat card. pic.twitter.com/BfBHQwEmwu
— JFresh (@JFreshHockey) September 21, 2021
KIRILL. THE. THRILL. pic.twitter.com/yA6CBcN7vD
— dom at the athletic (@domluszczyszyn) September 21, 2021