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Carolina re-signs Sutter: one year, $600k

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The Hurricanes have re-upped with UFA forward Brett Sutter on a one-year deal worth $600,000 at the NHL level, the club announced on Tuesday.

Sutter, the son of Los Angeles Kings head coach Darryl Sutter, was acquired by Carolina from Calgary in 2011 as part of the Ian White-Anton Babchuk/Tom Kostopoulos trade.

He’s since appeared in 19 games for the ‘Canes, registering three assists.

A productive contributor for AHL Charlotte (where he’s guaranteed to earn $250,000 next year), Sutter should have a shot of cracking the Carolina roster to start the 2013-14 season.

The club has yet to re-up with veteran forwards Chad LaRose and Tim Brent and, with Sutter now signed, only has 11 forwards under contract.

Devils GM’s goal: sign major free agents before July 5


One look at the New Jersey Devils’ salary structure and it becomes clear that GM Lou Lamoriello has a lot to work to do this summer. The long-time executive told the Bergen Record that the goal is to lock up a bevy of players before the free agent period kicks in on July 5.

“In my opinion, they have to be done before that,” Lamoriello said.

The Devils’ list of free agents is staggering. Here are some of the most noteworthy names:


Patrik Elias
Dainius Zubrus
David Clarkson
Marek Zidlicky
Peter Harrold
Steve Sullivan
Alexei Ponikarovsky
Tom Kostopoulos


Matt D’Agostini
Jacob Josefson
Adam Henrique
Andrei Loktionov

Lamoriello said that D’Agostini isn’t likely to be re-signed and the same is true for Sullivan (who is reportedly “mulling over” retirement). Ponikarovsky seems to be a lower priority consideration while he claims that all RFAs other than D’Agostini will be locked up.

It could be a bumpy offseason for the Devils, especially if they decide to make other decisions about their future. (Both of their aging goalies only have one more year left on their contracts, for instance.)

As far as the draft is concerned, Lamoriello said he’d prefer to land a scoring forward.

Video: Islanders’ Martin knocks out Devils’ Kostopoulos

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New York Islanders forward Matt Martin and New Jersey Devils forward Tom Kostopoulos came together in a short, one-sided fight Monday evening.

Martin dropped Kostopoulos to the ice with a hard right punch, then motioned to the benches for the training staff as he realized the immediate condition Kostopoulos was in.