NHL notebook: Bruins, Stars swing 7-player deal
The Bruins are sending Tyler Seguin to the Stars for fellow forward Loui Eriksson as part of a seven-player trade.
In addition to Eriksson, the Bruins are also acquiring forwards Matt Fraser, Reilly Smith and defenseman Joe Morrow in the deal announced Thursday. Dallas will receive Seguin, forward Rich Peverley and defenseman Ryan Button.
Seguin, chosen with the No. 2 pick by Boston in the 2010 draft, led the Bruins in scoring during the 2011-12 season. He was a member of the 2011 Stanley Cup championship team and was selected as an All-Star in 2012.
Eriksson, a 2011 All-Star, had 29 points in 48 games for the Stars last season. He has a career plus-31 rating.
Canadiens land Briere
Free-agent forward Danny Briere agreed to terms on a two-year contract with the Canadiens.
The Flyers last week used a compliance buyout on the final two seasons of the eight-year, $52 million deal Briere signed in 2007.
The 35-year-old returns to his native Quebec with a deal reportedly worth $4 million per season.
Briere had only six goals and 10 assists in the lockout shortened 2013 season. He has 282 goals and 373 assists in 847 career NHL games but was mostly coveted for his postseason play. In the Flyers' run to the Stanley Cup final in 2009, Briere had 12 goals and 18 assists in 23 games. In 108 career playoff games, he has 50 goals and 59 assists.
Flyers, Giroux close
The Flyers and forward Claude Giroux are close to a multiyear contract extension, according to multiple reports.
Philly.com says the deal will be for eight years, $66 million and will be finalized “within a day or two.” Other reports also say the contract will be worth more than $8 million annually.
Giroux, 25, is heading into the final year of a three-year contract that carried a $3.75 million annual salary-cap charge.
Devils keep Elias
Patrik Elias is staying in New Jersey after the Devils forward signed a three-year, $16.5 million contract, one day before he was eligible to become an unrestricted free agent.
Elias' agent, Allan Walsh, announced the terms of the deal on Twitter. Elias has spent his entire 15-year career with the Devils. He leads the franchise with 375 goals, 555 assists and 930 points in 1,090 career games and holds team playoff records with 45 goals, 80 assists and 125 points.
He has led the Devils in points in eight seasons.
Senators reward MacLean
Paul MacLean, the NHL's Coach of the Year, signed a three-year extension with the Senators.
MacLean won the Jack Adams Award this past season as the league's top coach after leading the injury-riddled Senators to a 25-17-6 record after the NHL lockout.
In two years with the Senators, MacLean is 66-48-16 in 130 regular-season games.
Wild sign Ballard
The Wild agreed to terms on a two-year contract with defenseman Keith Ballard.
The 30-year-old Ballard was let go this week by Vancouver with a compliance buyout. Ballard has played eight years, also with the Panthers and Coyotes.
Around the league
The Jets signed backup goalie Al Montoya. The new deal reached is for one year and $601,000 ... Maple Leafs forward Mikhail Grabovski, Devils goalie Johan Hedberg, Avs defenseman Greg Zanon, Predators defenseman Hal Gill and Oilers center Eric Belanger were waived.
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