By Matt KrasovicThe New Jersey Nets and Minnesota Wild are the latest teams to sign free agent forward Kevin Shattkirk and defenseman Joel Armias to deals.
Both players will be joining the NHL this offseason after playing for teams in the American Hockey League.
Shattakirk was signed by the Philadelphia Flyers on July 1, 2018 and Armias by the Minnesota Wild on July 12, 2018.
Both are expected to join the NHL next season.
Shattkirks signing came after he played in seven games for the Philadelphia 76ers last season and has four points (two goals, one assist) in 14 games with the team.
He also had four points in seven playoff games.
The 28-year-old Armias, who has two assists in 13 games with Minnesota, was acquired by the Wild from the Philadelphia Phantoms on April 3, 2018, for defenseman Justin Faulks.
The two players will join a group of five players who have signed contracts with the NHL in the past week.
Kevin Dzierkals, who was acquired from the Nashville Predators on Feb. 26, 2018 by the Anaheim Ducks, has signed with the Philadelphia Eagles and will join the team on an amateur tryout contract on May 1.
The 23-year old defenseman has six points (one goal, five assists) in 22 games with Nashville this season.
The 29-year veteran has seven points (three goals, three assists) with Minnesota this season and will be eligible to play for the AHL team in the future.
Brett Sutter, who acquired forward Zach Werenski from the New York Rangers on April 24, 2018 for defenseman Zach Hyman, has also signed with Philadelphia.
Werenski, a 29-season NHL veteran, will join his new team on a professional tryout deal on June 1.
NHL Network analyst Dave Steckel reports that the Philadelphia Ducks have agreed to a three-year contract with defenseman Sam Reinhart, who is set to sign with the Ducks.
Reinhart is coming off a successful season in 2016-17 with the Boston Bruins.