In the wake of today’s other notable trades (Brandon Saad, Kevin Bieksa) and signings (Dougie Hamilton), here’s a roundup of the other notable NHL transactions (signings, trades and buyouts) that occurred today. 

NHL.COM: The Carolina Hurricanes placed winger Alexander Semin on waivers and bought him out of the remaining three years of his contract.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: The Hurricanes had no choice. They couldn’t bring back this overpaid underachiever for another season. 

NBC SPORTS: The Florida Panthers waived winger Brad Boyes for buyout purposes.

Stephen Weiss was among several players bought out of their contracts on June 30.

Stephen Weiss was among several players bought out of their contracts on June 30.

DETROIT FREE PRESS: The Red Wings will buy out center Stephen Weiss.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: Earlier today, there was talk Pavel Datsyuk’s offseason ankle surgery meant Weiss wouldn’t be bought out. Evidently, the Wings feel they can manage without him. 

NHL.COM: The Arizona Coyotes traded forward Lauri Korpikoski to the Edmonton Oilers in exchange for center Boyd Gordon.

WINNIPEG SUN: The Winnipeg Jets re-signed winger Drew Stafford to a two-year, $8.7 million contract.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: Stafford gets a slight pay bump ($4.35 million per season) over his recent contract ($4 million annually). He fit in very well with the Jets following his trade from the Sabres, netting 19 points in 26 games. It’s an affordable short-term signing which could pay big dividends for the Jets. 

NEWSDAY: The New York Islanders re-signed RFA forward Anders Lee to a four-year, $15 million contract. He’ll average $3.75 million annually.

NBC SPORTS: The San Jose Sharks re-signed recently-acquired RFA goalie Martin Jones to a three-year, $9 million contract

THE DETROIT NEWS: The Red Wings re-signed defenseman Brendan Smith to a two-year, $5.5 million contract.

CSNPHILLY.COM: The Philadelphia Flyers signed forward Ryan White to a one-year, $800K contract.