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Free Agency and the NE Division

Many teams have made some kind of splash thus far in the NHL free agent market; some teams have simply re-signed their own players, while others had made key additions that will surely prove interesting when the season comes in October.Here, let’s look at the Northeast Division teams – the ones that matter most to the Buffalo Sabres – and the additions (or subtractions) they have made since July 1.

Toronto Maple Leafs

Added: Keith Aucoin, Jay McClement, Mike Kostka

Re-signed: Simon Gysbers, Nikolai Kulemin, Matt Frattin, Ryan Hamilton, Jussi Rynnas

Lost: Philippe Dupuis, Joey Crabb, Colby Armstrong

Ottawa Senators

Added: Nathan Lawson, Tyler Eckford, Guillaume Latendresse, Mike Lundin

Re-signed: Stephane Da Costa, Kaspars Daugavins, Jim O’Brien, Eric Gryba

Lost: Rob Klinkhammer, Mike McKenna, Matt Carkner, Filip Kuba, Zenon Konopka

Boston Bruins

Added: Aaron Johnson, Garnet Exelby, Christian Hanson

Re-signed: Matt Bartkowski, Lane MacDermid, Chris Kelly, Tuukka Rask

Lost: Nathan McIver, Andrew Bodnarchuk, Joe Corvo, Benoit Pouliot

Montreal Canadiens

Added: Francis Bouillon, Cedric Desjardins, Brandon Prust, Colby Armstrong

Re-signed: Blake Geoffrion, Raphael Diaz, Aaron Palushaj, Lars Eller, Frederic St-Denis, Michael Blunden

Lost: Phil DeSimone, Nathan Lawson, Garrett Stafford, Brad Staubitz

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