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Mitchell Marner agrees to entry-level deal 07-28-2015
Mitchell Marner has signed a three-year, entry-level contract with the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Chris Johnston on Twitter
Marner had 44 goals and 126 points in 63 OHL games in 2014-15. He was selected by Toronto with the fourth overall pick in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft. As you might imagine, Marner has a ton of offensive upside, but fantasy owners aren't likely to reap the benefits of that for at least a couple years. We don't think he has a great chance of making Toronto's opening game roster next season.
Penguins ink Eric Fehr to three-year contract 07-28-2015
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Eric Fehr has signed a three-year, $6 million contract with the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Fehr had 19 goals and 33 points in 75 games with the Washington Capitals in 2014-15. There's an opportunity here for Fehr to play alongside either Sidney Crosby or Evgeni Malkin, which would obviously be a great boost to him. However, we're hesitant to recommend actually drafting him in standard leagues because Pittsburgh also revealed that he had elbow surgery on June 3. His timetable is four-to-six months, which means that he could be out until December and even when he does return, he might find it difficult to hit his stride after missing a significant chunk of the early season.
Penguins get Adam Clendening from Canucks 07-28-2015
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The Pittsburgh Penguins have acquired Adam Clendening from Vancouver.

Clendening had a goal and four points in 21 games with the Chicago Blackhawks and Vancouver Canucks last season. He's excelled at the AHL level, but we don't anticipate him having much, if any, fantasy value in 2015-16.
Vancouver gets Brandon Sutter from Penguins 07-28-2015
Brandon Sutter C PIT
The Vancouver Canucks have acquired Brandon Sutter and a 2016 third round selection from the Pittsburgh Penguins in exchange for Nick Bonino, Adam Clendening and a 2016 second rounder.

Sutter is a solid defensive center that can chip in a bit offensively. While he was pretty much stuck as the third-line center in Pittsburgh, he might have a shot of playing regularly on the second line in Vancouver. We wouldn't count on that though as there's a good chance that role will go with Bo Horvat now that Bonino is gone.
Pens acquires Bonino, Canucks get Sutter 07-28-2015
Nick Bonino C VAN
The Pittsburgh Penguins have acquired Nick Bonino, Adam Clendening, and a second round selection in 2016 from the Vancouver Canucks in exchange for a 2016 third-rounder and Brandon Sutter.

Bonino had 15 goals and 39 points in 75 contests in an extremely hot-and-cold season with Vancouver in 2014-15. He only really came out into his own in 2013-2014, but at the age of 27 we can't expect him to continue to grow offensively. On top of that, this move will likely hurt his fantasy value as he's moving from a situation where he would have been the second line center to a team that will likely stick him on the third line. For Pittsburgh though this frees up some cap space as Bonino comes with a $1.9 million annual hit through 2016-17 compared to Sutter's $3.3 million hit in 2015-16 followed by him possibly testing the UFA waters.
Mike Hoffman requests $3.4M from arbitrator 07-28-2015
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Mike Hoffman has filed an arbitration request of $3.4 million.

Tim Wharnsby on Twitter
The Ottawa Senators are countering at $1.75 million. Hoffman broke out last season with 27 goals and 48 points in 79 games. His arbitration hearing is scheduled for Thursday.
Leopold might be at the end of his career 07-28-2015
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The free agent market has been "pretty quiet" for Jordan Leopold.

Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune
"This is the latest I've ever waited to see if I'm playing or not. After doing this for 13 years, it's been a great experience. If it doesn't end up working out, then it doesn't work out. I can't say I haven't been there or done that. I've seen it all," Leopold said. He would like to continue his career though if there's interest in him. He doesn't expect the market to pick up until August.