Tuesday Jul 1
Live updates, analysis from NHL free agency
NHL free agents are able to sign with new teams as of noon p.m. ET. USA TODAY Sports hockey staffers Kevin Allen and Mike Brehm provide you with the news, the analysis and the buzz from Day 1 of the free agency signing period.
The Globe and Mail
Oilers pick up defenceman Nikita Nikitin from Columbus for a draft pick
The Edmonton Oilers have acquired the rights to defenceman Nikita Nikitin from the Columbus Blue Jackets in exchange for a fifth round pick in this weekend's NHL Draft.
Oilers acquire D-man Nikita Nikitin from Blue Jackets
The Edmonton Oilers have traded for 28-year-old Russian defenceman Nikita Nikitin, left.
The Miami Herald
Oilers acquire Nikitin from Blue Jackets
Edmonton, AB - The Edmonton Oilers acquired the rights to defenseman Nikita Nikitin from the Columbus Blue Jackets in exchange for a fifth-round draft pick in 2014.