The Carolina Hurricanes have agreed to a three-year, $12.75 million deal with Tomas Kaberle.

"Tomas is one of the top puck-moving defensemen in the NHL and power-play specialist," Carolina GM Jim Rutherford said on Tuesday. "He has had a good career and is now a Stanley Cup champion. We welcome him to Carolina and look forward to his contributions to the Hurricanes." 

What if Ari Gold represented Tomas Kaberle?

If it were the fictional agent on Entourage, and not Rick Curran, who advised the free agent defenseman, he could simply recycle one of his lines on his client, and it would be pretty close to dead-on in accuracy:



According to a source familiar with the situation, free agent defenseman Tomas Kaberle remains in contact with the Bruins while talking to multiple other teams, but it isn’t likely that he’ll be signing with anyone in the immediate future.

The source told WEEI.com on Monday that Kaberle is “not likely to make a decision until sometime next week.”

The Stars announced announced  have signed free agent winger Michael Ryder. The Newfoundland native played the last three seasons with the Bruins, scoring 63 regular-season goals over the span and winning the Stanley Cup last month. 

The deal is for two years and $7 million, meaning Ryder will have a salary cap it of $3.5 million each year. Ryder is coming off a three-year, $12 million pact with the Bruins signed on July 1 of 2008.

Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli said in a conference call Friday that he has remained in contact with Tomas Kaberle's camp about potentially bringing the free agent defenseman back to Boston.

"I've had a few discussions today with him, and that's where I'll leave it, but I have had a couple discussions," Chiarelli said. "Again, I'm not ruling out re-signing Tomas."

According to RDS, the Bruins have signed free agent left wing Benoit Pouliot to a one-year, $1.1 million deal. The news came shortly afetr the Stars announced they had signed former B's winger Michael Ryder.

July 1 is a significant day for any team in the NHL. It can be the day that they change their franchise with a big signing, or the day they see a player walk out the door and find a new home on the market.



Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli spoke with the media Thursday in anticipation of the NHL's free agency period opening Friday. The Bruins have two players set to hit unrestricted free agency in winger Michael Ryder and defenseman Tomas Kaberle. The GM said that ties have not been severed with either player, but that the B's likely won't be active in the early stages of free agency.

Many thought that the Max Pacioretty/Zdeno Chara/Sgt.



The Bruins announced Wednesday that they will hold their fifth annual development camp at Ristuccia Arena from July 7-11. While Tyler Seguin was the star of the show last year, fans will get to see the likes of defenseman Dougie Hamilton (taken ninth overall last week) and forward Alexander Khokhlachev (40th overall) this time. 

Here is the list of players attending: