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|8/25/2014||Craig Anderson, G||Anderson has signed a $12.6 million, three-year contract extension with the Ottawa Senators.
Analysis: Anderson had an NHL-best .941 save percentage in the lockout-shortened 2013 season to help Ottawa make the playoffs amid injuries. His percentage dropped to .911 last year.
|8/21/2014||Jean-Sebastien Giguere, G||Giguere is retiring after 16 NHL seasons in which he won 262 games, a Conn Smythe Trophy and a Stanley Cup championship.
Analysis: The 37-year-old Giguere is best known for his time with the Anaheim Ducks. He led the team to two appearances in the Stanley Cup finals, capturing the Conn Smythe Trophy in defeat in 2003 and hoisting the Cup in 2007.
|8/21/2014||Kevin Hayes, RW||Hayes agreed to terms on a free-agent contract with the New York Rangers on Wednesday.
Analysis: The 22-year-old forward had 27 goals and 38 assists this past season with Boston College, making him a finalist for the Hobey Baker that is awarded to the top player in collegiate hockey. Hayes, 6-foot-5 and 225 pounds, was named to the NCAA East All-American first team and Hockey East's first All-Star team after he set career-highs in goals, assists, power-play goals (six), and game-winning goals (six). He ranked second in the nation in points and fourth in assists.
|8/20/2014||Raffi Torres, LW||Torres will miss the start of the upcoming season after undergoing surgery for an infection in his previously surgically repaired right knee.
Analysis: Torres initially got hurt last preseason and underwent surgery for a torn ACL. He returned in late February and played five games before sitting out the rest of the regular season. Torres played hurt through a seven-game, first-round loss to Los Angeles in the playoffs.
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