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Empty Netter Assists - 08-04-10

Written by Seth Rorabaugh on .

Penguins

-The Penguins will hold a series of events to officially open Consol Energy Center (above).

-The team's store is officially open in the new building.

-Capitals owner Ted Leonsis discusses the Winter Classic and his team's season ticket holders.

 

-The Wheeling Nailers signed defenseman Mike Gershon.

-Former Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins defenseman Chris Lee joined the Cologne Sharks in Germany.

Atlantic Division

-The Islanders re-signed unrestricted free agent forward Jon Sim, a former Penguin, to a one-year, two-way contract.

-Former Penguins forward Bryan Trottier (right) discussed his future with the Islanders' front office.

-Flyers defenseman Chris Pronger underwent arthoscopic surgery on his right knee.

-The Devils will wear their retro "Christmas" jerseys March 18 against the Capitals.

Northeast Division

-The Bruins signed forward Tyler Seguin, the No. 2 overall pick in this summer's draft, to a three-year, entry-level contract worth a total of $3.55 million. He will have a salary cap hit of $900,000.

-Sabres forward Tim Kennedy cleared waivers and was bought out.

Southeast Division

-The Panthers signed unrestricted free agent defenseman Mike Weaver (right), formerly of the Blues, to a two-year contract worth a total of $1.8 million. He will have a salary cap hit of $900,000.

-Florida also acquired defenseman T.J. Fast from St. Louis in exchange for forward Graham Mink.

-It was a busy day for the Panthers. They also signed unrestricted free agent defenseman Joe Callahan, formerly of the Sharks. Terms of the deal were not released.

-Former Penguins goaltending prospect Bobby Goepfert signed with the Charlotte Checkers, the Hurricanes' AHL affiliate.

-The Capitals renewed their affiliation agreement with the South Carolina Stingrays of the ECHL.

Central Division

-The Blackhawks signed forward Igor Makarov, a second-round pick in 2006, to a two-year entry-level contract.

-Former Canucks/Islanders/Bruins/Coyotes/Predators forward Dave Scatchard (right) signed with the Peoria Rivermen, the Blues' AHL affiliate.

Northwest Division

-The Canucks fired assistant coach Ryan Walter, replaced him with Newell Brown and re-assigned associate coach Rick Bowness and assistant coach Darryl Williams.

-The Oilers renewed their affiliation agreement with the Stockton Thunder of the ECHL.

Pacific Division

-The Ducks signed forward Kyle Palmieri, a first-round pick in 2009, to a three-year entry-level contract.

-According to the team's Web site, the Sharks are on the verge of signing unrestricted free agent forward Jamal Mayers, formerly of the Flames.

Adams Division

-Today would've been the 89th birthday of Canadiens legend Maurice "Rocket" Richard.

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(Photos: Consol Energy Center-Pittsburgh Penguins; Trottier-Photobucket; Seguin-Harry How/Getty Images; Scatchard-Milwaukee Admirals)

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