Panthers sign Sam Bennett to 4-year deal; Sam Reinhart next?
NHL Moves Hockey FILE - Florida Panthers center Sam Bennett (9) celebrates after scoring a goal against the Blue Jackets during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Sunrise, Fla., in this Tuesday, April 20, 2021, file photo. Sam Bennett re-signed with the Florida Panthers on Monday, July 26, 2021, inking a four-year contract with the team that has been a good fit for him since joining at the trade deadline. Bennett put up six goals and nine assists for 15 points in 10 regular-season games with the Panthers after they acquired him from Calgary. Next up could be a new contract for forward Sam Reinhart, whom they got from Buffalo on Saturday. Walker got a two-year deal worth $750,000 annually when he's in the NHL.wftv.com
Red Wings re-sign Marc Staal; Canucks to buy out Virtanen
Defenseman Marc Staal is staying put in Detroit, while the Vancouver Canucks placed forward Jake Virtanen on waivers on Sunday for the purpose of buying out the final year of his contract. The Red Wings announced reaching an agreement with Staal. The 34-year-old Staal returns to Detroit for a second year after spending his first 13 NHL seasons with the New York Rangers. The Canucks are parting ways with the under-performing Virtanen after six seasons. Virtanen had five goals in 38 games last season, a year after scoring a career-high 18 goals in 69 games.wftv.com
Canucks' Virtanen on leave amid sexual misconduct inquiry
The Vancouver Canucks placed right wing Jake Virtanen on leave Saturday following allegations of sexual misconduct. The team said in a statement it “does not accept sexual misconduct of any kind and the claims as reported are being treated very seriously.” The Canucks added that they have “engaged external expertise” to assist in an independent investigation and are awaiting more information.news.yahoo.com