Preds retain hitter Miikka Salomaki
The Nashville Predators have signed restricted free agent Miikka Salomaki to a two-year deal worth $750,000 in each of the next two seasons. Salomaki, 25, played 58 games last season for the Predators with two goals and six assists. He ranked fourth
with 114 hits last season and blocked a career-high 35 shots. The 5-foot-11, 203pound Salomaki also has the fourth-most hits for the Predators since 2015-16 with 299. The native of Raahe, Finland, has played 125 games since making his NHL debut Jan. 8, 2015.