NHL: Red Wings Mark Pysyk out 4-6 months, sign Robert Hagg, plus all the latest signings

Mark Pysyk
Jan 15, 2022; Detroit, Michigan, USA; St. Louis Blues defenseman Mark Pysyk (13) gets defended by Detroit Red Wings defenseman Nick Leddy (2) during the third period at Little Caesars Arena. Mandatory Credit: Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports

Detroit Red Wings defenseman Mark Pysyk is recovering from surgery to repair a torn Achilles tendon.

The veteran’s recovery time is expected to be four to six months, the team announced Monday.

Pysyk, 30, signed a one-year, $850,000 contract with the Red Wings on July 14.

He registered 12 points (three goals, nine assists) in 68 games during his return to the Buffalo Sabres last season.

Pysyk has 104 points (28 goals, 76 assists) in 521 games over 10 seasons with the Sabres (2012-16, 2021-22), Florida Panthers (2016-20) and Dallas Stars (2020-21).

Red Wings sign Robert Hagg

The Detroit Red Wings signed free-agent defenseman Robert Hagg to a one-year, $800,000 contract on Monday.

Hagg, 27, appeared in 64 games split between the Florida Panthers and Buffalo Sabres in the 2021-22 season. He posted nine points (one goal, eight assists) and 35 penalty minutes.

In 300 career games with the Philadelphia Flyers (2016-21), Sabres and Panthers, Hagg has 56 points (14 goals, 42 assists) and 178 penalty minutes. He also had three assists in 14 postseason appearances with the Flyers.

The Flyers traded Hagg, a first-round pick in the 2021 NHL Draft and a second-round pick in the 2023 draft for Rasmus Ristolainen on July 23, 2021. The Sabres sent him to the Panthers in March for a sixth-round pick.

Also Monday, the Red Wings announced a five-year extension of their affiliation agreement with the Grand Rapids Griffins of the American Hockey League. The 20-year partnership with the Griffins will continue through at least the 2026-27 season.

No financial terms of the agreement were announced.

Kraken sign Michal Kempny

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Feb 17, 2022; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Washington Capitals defenseman Michal Kempny (6) celebrates his goal with defenseman John Carlson (74) center Nic Dowd (26) against the Philadelphia Flyers during the first period at Wells Fargo Center. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

The Seattle Kraken signed defenseman Michal Kempny to a one-year, one-way contract for $750,000 on Monday.

Kempny, 31, spent the last three-plus seasons with the Washington Capitals, winning a Stanley Cup in 2017-18.

He has 63 points (15 goals, 48 assists) and 146 penalty minutes in 247 games over five seasons with the Chicago Blackhawks and Capitals.

The Blackhawks traded Kempny to the Capitals for a 2018 third-round draft pick on Feb. 19, 2018.

Hampered by three major injuries to his left leg in recent years, Kempny was limited to a career-low 15 games last season, when he had one goal, one assist and 16 PIM.

Blackhawks sign Buddy Robinson

The Chicago Blackhawks signed forward Buddy Robinson to a one-year, two-way contract on Monday.

The deal carries a $750,000 cap hit at the NHL level.

Robinson, who turns 31 on Aug. 30, played a career-high 32 games for the Anaheim Ducks last season and posted one goal and five assists.

The New Jersey native added four goals and five assists in 28 games with the AHL’s San Diego Gulls in 2021-22.

Robinson has nine points (three goals, six assists) in parts of five NHL seasons with the Ottawa Senators, Calgary Flames and Ducks.

Ducks sign Isac Lundestrom

The Anaheim Ducks announced a two-year extension Monday for center Isac Lundestrom, avoiding an arbitration hearing with the restricted free agent.

Terms were not disclosed, but the Orange County Register reported that the deal is worth $1.8 million per season in 2022-23 and 2023-24.

Lundestrom, 22, set career highs across the board in 2021-22 with 16 goals and 13 assists in 80 games. He tied a team record with four short-handed goals.

The Sweden native has collected 44 points (22 goals, 22 assists) in 151 games since the Ducks drafted him in the first round (23rd overall) in 2018.

Lundestrom was the fourth and final restricted free agent to re-sign with the Ducks, who announced deals Friday with defensemen Urho Vaakanainen and Simon Benoit and goaltender Olle Eriksson Ek.

Lightning sign Trevor Carrick

The Tampa Bay Lightning signed defenseman Trevor Carrick to a one-year, two-way contract.

Financial terms of the deal announced Monday were not disclosed.

Carrick, 28, has appeared in seven NHL games with the Carolina Hurricanes and San Jose Sharks.

Carolina drafted him in the fourth round in 2012 and he last appeared in an NHL game with San Jose in 2019.

Carrick collected 30 points (10 goals, 20 assists) in 61 games with the AHL’s San Diego Gulls in 2021-22.

–Field Level Media