The expansion draft might be the talk of the town these days in the NHL, but negotiation are going on behind the scene to lock down a few UFAs too.
On Thursday, E.J. Hradek Sr Reporter for NHL Network reported he heard that defenseman Kris Russell will be re-signing with.
He was a third round selection, 67th overall, of thein the and played four seasons with the team before moving on to the , the and the .
Russell has been playing in the NHL for about 10 years now and earned a decent reputation as a responsible defenseman. He might not be the best puck mover around, but for a reasonable price you can hire a responsible and experimented defenseman to build the team.