Canucks sign Spencer Martin, plus NHL fines Oilers’ Evander Kane and Predators’ Colton Sisson

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The Vancouver Canucks signed goaltender Spencer Martin to a two-year contract Friday.

He has a 1.59 goals-against average and .958 save percentage in three games with the Canucks this season.

Canucks sign Spencer Martin

“We’re pleased with the success Spencer has had this season, not only in the American Hockey League but also during his stint with Vancouver earlier this year,” Canucks general manager Patrik Allvin said in a news release. “He has been very reliable for Abbotsford, contributing greatly to their Calder Cup Playoff berth earlier this month, and has shown an ability to perform in high-pressure situations.”

Martin, 26, is 17-4-2 with three shutouts this season with the AHL’s Abbotsford Canucks.

His Jan. 21 debut with Vancouver marked his first NHL appearance in nearly five years (Feb. 1, 2017 with Colorado). He collected his first NHL win on Jan. 27 with 33 saves in a 5-1 victory against the Winnipeg Jets.

A third-round pick by the Avalanche in 2013, Martin has a 1-2-3 record with a 2.93 GAA and .916 save percentage in six career games with Colorado and Vancouver.

NHL fines Evander Kane and Colton Sissons

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Feb 8, 2022; Edmonton, Alberta, CAN; Edmonton Oilers forward Evander Kane (91) tries to screen Vegas Golden Knights goaltender Laurent Brossoit (39) during the third period at Rogers Place. Mandatory Credit: Perry Nelson-USA TODAY Sports

NHL Player Safety announced fines Friday for forwards Evander Kane of the Edmonton Oilers and Colton Sissons of the Nashville Predators.

Kane drew a $5,000 fine for kneeing Los Angeles Kings defenseman Sean Durzi at 4:23 of the second period in the Oilers’ 3-2 road win Thursday night. It’s the maximum allowable fine under the collective bargaining agreement.

Kane, 30, who received a two-minute penalty, has 29 points (16 goals, 13 assists) in 33 games this season.

Sissons was fined $2,500 for spearing Ottawa Senators forward Josh Norris during the closing seconds of the third period during Nashville’s 3-2 road win Thursday night. They were battling for the puck when Sissons appeared to hit Norris in the stomach with his stick.

Sissons, 28, did not draw a penalty. He has 27 points (six goals, 21 assists) in 67 games this season.

–Field Level Media