The latest preseason headlines involving your favorite Canadian NHL teams.

Toronto Maple Leafs sign winger Brad Boyes.

Toronto Maple Leafs sign winger Brad Boyes.

TORONTO STAR: The Maple Leafs signed forward Brad Boyes to a one-year, $700K contract, and released forwards Devin Setoguchi and Curtis Glencross from their professional tryout offers.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: 15 years after the Leafs selected Boyes in the first round (24th overall) in the 2000 NHL Draft, he is finally suiting up with them.

EDMONTON SUN: Oilers veteran winger Jordan Eberle enjoys playing preseason games to prepare for the upcoming season.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: For established NHL players like Eberle, preseason gives them the opportunity to fully return to game shape before the new season begins. 

OTTAWA SUN: Goaltender Andrew Hammond (34 saves) was stellar for the Senators in a 2-1 preseason loss to the Carolina Hurricanes.

WINNIPEG SUN: The Jets were thumped 8-1 in preseason play by the Minnesota Wild.

CALGARY SUN: Center Markus Granlund and defenseman Ryan Wilson are among five players fighting for roster spots on the Calgary Flames.

THE PROVINCE: The Vancouver Canucks have returned forward Hunter Shinkaruk to their AHL affiliate.

MONTREAL GAZETTE: The Canadiens demoted center Michael McCarron to their AHL affiliate, while defenseman Mark Barberio survived the latest round of cuts.