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NHL notebook: Chelios considered shoo-in for Hall of Fame

| Monday, July 8, 2013, 8:21 p.m.

Mike Modano didn't have to think long about how to describe fellow American hockey player Chris Chelios.

“He's a win-at-all-costs kind of guy,” Modano said Monday. “Quite the competitor. Always the hardest guy to play against. Nasty. Had a temper, but had the talent, too.”

Chelios likely is a shoo-in to be inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame on his first time on the ballot.

The announcement for the Hall's class of 2013 will come Tuesday afternoon, and the Detroit Red Wings should have two former players inducted, unless Brendan Shanahan is overlooked for what would be a second consecutive year.

Former Penguins Bill Guerin, Markus Naslund, John LeClair and Gary Roberts are up for consideration, as is Fred Shero, father of Penguins general manager Ray and coach of the Flyers' Stanley Cup championship teams in 1974 and ‘75.

• The Rangers agreed to terms with restricted free-agent defenseman Ryan McDonagh on a six-year, $28.2 million contract. The new deal will carry an annual salary-cap hit of $4.7 million for New York, which is close to the financial ceiling with players still left to re-sign, such as forwards Derek Stepan and Carl Hagelin. McDonagh had four goals and 15 assists in 46 games last season.

• The Senators signed free-agent defenseman Joe Corvo to a one-year deal. Corvo, 36, played with Ottawa in 2006-07 and 2007-08. Corvo had six goals and 11 assists in 40 games for the Hurricanes last season.

• Islanders goalie Kevin Poulin accepted the team's one-year, two-way qualifying offer. The 23-year-old Poulin, who would earn $1.3 million, played in five games last season with the Islanders.

• Jets center Alexander Burmistrov signed a two-year deal with Ak Bars Kazan of Russia's Kontinental Hockey League. The 21-year-old had four goals and six assists in 44 NHL games last season.

• The Stars signed free-agent center Chris Mueller to a one-year contract. The 27-year-old Mueller split last season between Nashville and the Milwaukee Admirals of the AHL. He had (two goals, three assists) in 18 games with the Predators.

• The Capitals signed defenseman Tyson Strachan, wing Matt Watkins and goaltender David Leggio to one-year, two-way contracts.

— Wire reports

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