Top Shelf – Islanders Daily 8/3/13


April 24, 2013; Detroit, MI, USA; Los Angeles Kings left wing

Kyle Clifford

(13) celebrates his goal in the second period against the Detroit Red Wings at Joe Louis Arena. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

We begin our “morning” hockey discussion a little later than usual today, but that’s of no consequence, since not much is happening in the NHL world that’s worthy of waking up at 8:00 a.m. on a Saturday to read.

That being said, there were a few signings in [Ron Jaworski voice] The National. Hockey. League. yesterday that are worth mentioning here, if only for the sake of keeping you up-to-date on the goings on around the NHL. Believe, me: these aren’t Earth-shattering deals we’re talking about.

The San Jose Sharks signed forwards Marek Viedensky and Bracken Kearns to one-year deals, but did not disclose the financial terms of either player’s contract. Both Viedensky and Kearns are AHLers who were signed by the Sharks to bolster the club’s depth on the front line.

The Los Angeles Kings signed F Kyle Clifford to a two-year contract, but did not release the exact dollar figure. Clifford played in 48 games for the Kings last season and recorded 14 points.

Finally, the St. Louis Blues inked F Magnus Paajarvi to a two-year deal worth a reported $2.4 million as a means of locking up the player acquired in the trade for former Blues man David Perron.

And there you have it: the news and notes from around the NHL during the sleepy beginning of August.

But just because there isn’t news to report doesn’t mean that EyesOnIsles won’t have new content for you. Be on the lookout for a new feature to be released this week: The Clutterbuck Chronicles, which will be a weekly post throughout the season each Wednesday.

If you like Cal Clutterbuck—and let’s be honest, who doesn’t—be sure to check out this feature in the coming days and throughout the rest of the 2013-14 NHL season.

-MW (@MichaelWillhoft)

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