NHL: Blues Marco Scandella out 6 months, Yotes sign Barrett Hayton, and more PTOs

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St. Louis Blues defenseman Marco Scandella had hip surgery on Tuesday and will miss at least six months.

The Blues said Scandella was injured in late August while training for the season. The surgery will be to repair his right hip joint, and the team said he’ll be re-evaluated in six months.

Scandella, 32, tallied 14 points (three goals, 11 assists) in 70 games with the Blues last season, his third in St. Louis.

The Montreal native has collected 160 points (48 goals, 112 assists) and 273 penalty minutes in 699 games across his 12-year career with Minnesota (2010-17), Buffalo (2017-20), Montreal (2020) and St. Louis.

He was selected in the second round by the Wild in the 2008 draft.

Coyotes sign Barrett Hayton

Barrett Hayton
Apr 18, 2022; Glendale, Arizona, USA; Arizona Coyotes center Barrett Hayton (29) skates the puck against the Carolina Hurricanes during the third period at Gila River Arena. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

The Arizona Coyotes and forward Barrett Hayton agreed to a new two-year contract Tuesday.

While the team did not disclose terms, multiple reports said it was worth $3.5 million, or a $1.75 million average annual value.

Hayton, the fifth overall pick in the 2018 NHL Draft, saw his first extended action with Arizona last season and recorded 24 points (10 goals, 14 assists) and 84 hits in 60 games. In 94 career games with the Coyotes, he has tallied 13 goals and 18 assists.

“We are very pleased to sign Barrett to a new contract,” general manager Bill Armstrong said in a news release. “Barrett is a young, talented, hard-working player who made significant strides last year. We’re excited to have him on our roster for this season.”

–Field Level Media

Latest PTO signings

The Calgary Flames signed forward Sonny Milano to a PTO (Professional Tryout) contract.

Alex Galchenyuk was invited to Colorado Avalanche camp on a PTO.

The Edmonton Oilers have signed forward Jake Virtanen and defenseman Jason Demers to PTO contracts.