-The Penguins re-signed minor league forward Tom Kuhnhackl (above), a pending restricted free agent, to a one-year, two-way contract. It has a $575,000 salary cap hit at the NHL level. A fourth-round pick in 2010, Kuhnhakl, 23, appeared in 27 AHL games last season and scored 30 points (12 goals, 18 assists).
-EN Says: This might be Kuhnhackl's last chance with the Penguins. Drafted as a top-six style forward, Kuhnhackl has struggled to establish himself in that role at the AHL level. Granted, parts of his difficulties have been due to injuries but he was relegated to third-line duties most of last season.
-Top-six wingers don't come cheap.
-The last decade of drafts have had mixed results for the Penguins.
-Former Penguins forward Bill Thomas has joined MODO of Sweden's SHL.
-Former Wilkes/Barre/Scranton Penguins forward Jason Jaffray has joined EHC München of Germany's DEL.
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-The Devils re-signed minor league goaltender Scott Wedgewood to a two-year two-way contract.
-Canadiens forward Alex Galchenyuk (right), a pending restricted free agent, has fired agent Igor Larionov.
-Lightning assistant coach George Gwozdecky is leaving the team to pursue other opportunities.
-Kings forward Jarret Stoll has been charged with one felony count of drug possession, of cocaine stemming from an arrest in Las Vegas in April.
-The Canucks re-signed forward Ronalds Kenins to a one-year contract worth a total of $575,000 and minor-league forward Alex Friesen to a two-year, two-way deal. Coming off an entry-level contract with a salary cap hit of $680,000, Kenins, 24, appeared in 30 games last season and scored 12 points (four goals, eight assists).
-EN Says: Kenins had a somewhat productive cup of coffee at the NHL level last season. He's a competitive player who has earned a one-way contract.
-The Oilers officially fired head amateur scout Stu MacGregor, head professional scout Morey Gare, amateur scouts Brad Davis, Kent Hawley, professional scout Dave Semenko and director of coaching and special projects Billy Moores.
-In addition to Wednesday's awards show, the NHL will hold general manager meetings in Las Vegas Tuesday.
-Blues general manager Doug Armstrong was named general manager of Team Canada for the 2016 World Cup of Hockey tournament. Marc Bergevin of the Montreal Canadiens, Ken Holland of the Detroit Red Wings, Bob Murray of the Anaheim Ducks, Rob Blake of the Los Angeles Kings and Scott Salmond of Hockey Canada will be part of the management staff.
-Former Lightning/Ducks/Thrashers forward Evgeny Artyukhin (right) has joined SKA St. Petersburg of Russia's KHL.
-Former Ducks/Thrshers defenseman Mark Popovic has joined Klagenfurter AC of Austria's EBEL.
-Former Kings forward Jared Aulin has joined Rapperswil of Switzerland's NLB.
(Photos: Jim McIsaac/Getty Images, Richard Wolowicz/Getty Images and Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins)