-Happy 39th birthday to former Penguins forward Greg Crozier. A third-round pick in 1994, Crozier didn't make his NHL debut until he appeared in his only NHL game in the 2000-01 season. He signed with the Bruins in the 2001 offseason.
-Happy 71st birthday to former Penguins coach Pierre Creamer. Hired in the 1987 offseason, Creamer coached the Penguins for one season. In 1987-88, he led the club to a 36-35-9 record and 81 points, one short of qualifying for the postseason. In the 1988 offseason, he was replaced by Gene Ubriaco.
-Happy 33rd birthday to former Penguins defenseman Christian Ehrhoff (right). A free agent signing last offseason, Ehrhoff appeared in 49 games last season and scored 14 points (three goals, 11 assists). He is currently a free agent.
-Happy 41st birthday to former Penguins forward Steve Sullivan. A free agent signing in the 2011 offseason, Sullivan appeared in 79 games for the Penguins during 2011-12 and scored 48 points (17 goals, 31 assists). He saw action in six postseason games in 2012 and scored six points. Following the season, he joined the Coyotes as a free agent. He is currently a development coach with the Coyotes.
-Happy 58th birthday to former Penguins forward Ron Duguay. An all-star with the Rangers, Duguay came to the Penguins at the 1986 trade deadline when he was acquired from the Red Wings in exchange for Doug Shedden. He finished the 1985-86 season by appearing in 13 games and scoring 13 points for the Penguins. In 1986-87, Duguay played in 40 games and scored 18 points for the Penguins before he was traded to the Rangers in exchange for Chris Kontos midway through the season. In 53 games with the Penguins, Duguay scored 31 points. He currently works as a broadcaster for MSG Network.
-The Maple Leafs re-signed restricted free agent forward Nazem Kadri to a one-year contract worth $4.1 million. Coming off a contract with a salary cap hit of $2.9 million, Kadri, 24, appeared in 73 game last season and scored 39 points (18 goals, 21 assists).
-EN Says: This is a prove-it contract for Kadri to prove he deserves a longer term deal. At the same time, it allows the re-building Maple Leafs to trade him. Kadri has a world of skill but hasn't always been able to put everything together. He was even suspended for three games by the team after arriving to a meeting late. Kadri needs a big 2015-16 season if he wishes to stay in Toronto.
-Former Predators forward Rich Clune has joined the Toronto Marlies, the Maple Leafs' AHL affiliate.
-The Red Wings re-signed restricted free agent forward Landon Ferraro to a one-year, two-way contract.
-Former Kings/Islanders/Canucks forward Jeff Tambellini has signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Lightning.
-Twenty-three players have filed for salary arbitration:
Avalanche - Andrew Agozzino, LW; Mat Clark, D
Blues - Magnus Paajarvi, LW
Capitals - Braden Holtby (right), G; Marcus Johansson, LW
Coyotes - Mikkel Boedker, LW; Philip Samuelsson, D; Brendan Shinnimin, C
Devils - Eric Gelinas, D; Adam Larsson, D
Flames - Lance Bouma, C; Paul Byron, C; Josh Jooris, C
Flyers - Michael Del Zotto, D
Predators - Taylor Beck, LW; Craig Smith, C; Colin Wilson, LW
Red Wings - Gustav Nyquist, RW
Sabres - Philip Varone, C
Senators - Alex Chiasson, RW; Mike Hoffman, LW
Wild - Erik Haula, C
-Former Islanders/Lightning/Flyers defenseman Bruno Gervais has joined Eisbären Berlin of Germany's DEL.
-Former Senators/Coyotes defenseman Alexander Nikulin has joined Lada Togliatti of Russia's KHL.
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