Quick Hits: Avalanche, Blue Jackets, Red Wings, Panthers and Flyers
Avalanche lock up one of their RFAs

Ryan S. Clark: The Colorado Avalanche have signed forward J.T. Compher to a four-year contract with an AAV of $3.5 million.

Ryan S. Clark: Compher’s new contract doesn’t include any no-trade protection. He was only eligible for it in the last year of the deal.

#Avs have signed RFA forward JT Compher to a 4 year/ $3.5M AAV contract. We now show the club with $16,465,239 in projected cap space with a roster of 22 (11F/9D/2G)

Unsigned RFAs:

Mikko Rantanen
Vladislav Kamenev
AJ Greer
Sheldon Dries
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Blue Jackets affiliate re-signs forward

Dan Milstein-Hockey: The Columbus Blue Jackets (Cleveland AHL) have signed Nikita Korostelev to a one-year deal.

Red Wings re-sign a defenseman

Puck Pedia: The Detroit Red Wings have re-signed defenseman Joe Hicketts to a two-year deal.

2019-20: $700,000 in the NHL, $90,000 in the minors with $110,000 guaranteed.
2020-21: $700,000 in the NHL, $115,000 in the minors with $137,500 guaranteed.

Panthers ink a few RFAs

Florida Panthers: The Panthers have signed forwards Jayce Hawryluk and Dryden Hunt, along with defenseman Thomas Schemitsch to a one-year, two-way contract.

David Dwork: Denis Malgin and Ian McCoshen have still not accepted their qualifying offers. The Panthers have an arbitration hearing set for Monday with MacKenzie Weegar.

Cap Friendly: Hunt signed a one-year, two-way contract that pays him $715,000 in the NHL and $100,000 in the minors. He’ll have arbitration rights next year.

Flyers sign Stewart to a PTO

Dave Isaac: The Philadelphia Flyers have signed forward Chris Stewart to a PTO.

Last season Stewart played in the UK. His last NHL season was in Minnesota under Chuck Fletcher. He could be a potential third-line right-wing candidate.

Bill Meltzer: “More likely than not, Stewart is done as an NHL player. His ATO stands a strong chance of playing out along similar lines to the one Hitch extended to R.J. Umberger to try out for the Stars before the 2017-18 season. But it can’t hurt to take a look, as there is no obligation.”