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Empty Netter Assists - 7-8-09

Written by Seth Rorabaugh on .

Penguins

-Incase you needed more proof that the Stanley Cup is the best trophy in all of sports...

-The Penguins will not look outside the company to replace Maxime Talbot while he's down with a shoulder injury.

Northeast Division

-The Bruins signed former Penguins goaltender Dany Sabourin and former Penguins prospect Drew Fata.

-"We're not done." - Maple Leafs overlord Brian Burke on his team's offseason.

Southeast Division

-The Lightning signed former Wild forward Stephane Veilleux.

-They can't seem to do anything right in Tampa Bay. The Lightning had automated advertising calls from Steven Stamkos go out at 10:30 p.m. The team issued an apology.

-The Thrashers re-signed forward Joey Crabb and defenseman Nathan Oystrick.

Central Division

-The Blackhawks re-signed restricted free agent forward Kris Versteeg to a three-year deal with an annual cap hit of $3 million.

Northwest Division

-Avalanche captain Joe Sakic (right) is expected to announce his retirement Thursday.

-The Flames re-signed former Canucks forward Jason Jaffray.

-Calgary signed former Capitals defenseman Staffan Kronwall.

Pacific Division

-The Ducks re-signed forward Todd Marchant to a two-year deal worth a total of $2.25 million.

-The Stars re-signed former Blues defenseman Jeff Woywitka to a two-year deal worth a total of $1.3 million.

Smythe Division

-James Mirtle has a pretty good look at the unrestricted free agent defensemen still available.

-The AHL suspended the Iowa Chops franchise for the 2009-10 season.

-The AHL also announced a division re-alignment.

(Photo: Sakic-Jack Dempsey/Associated Press)

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