NHL notes: Jets lock up Enstrom
|Jets defenceman Tobias Enstrom likes the direction the Jets are headed. (Jason Halstead/QMI Agency/Files)
WINNIPEG - The Winnipeg Jets have locked up defenceman Toby Enstrom with a five-year contract extension that will kick in after next season and run through 2017-18.
The 27-year-old had six goals and 27 assists last season with a plus-6 rating. He missed 20 games because of a broken collarbone.
Enstrom said Friday the Jets re-signing of goaltender Ondrej Pavelec played a role in his decision to stick around.
"I feel that we have something good going on, and I want to be a part of it," Enstrom said.
Enstrom signed a four-year, $15-million deal with the Atlanta Thrashers three years ago. His cap hit is $3.75 million for the coming season. The Jets didn't announce dollar figures for the extension.
SUBBAN, HABS TALK
P.K. Subban still has no contract for next season, but talks are taking place with the Montreal Canadiens.
Agent Don Meehan told TVA Sports he initiated the "real negotiations" this week when he met with team officials.
Subban, 23, a restricted free agent, was paid $875,000 last season. He had seven goals and 29 assists in 81 games and was a plus-9.
The Ottawa Senators bought out Bobby Butler on Friday after the 25-year-old forward cleared waivers. The Sens spent $400,000 to buy out the final year of his $1.2-million contract. Butler had six goals and 10 assists in 56 games last season ... The Calgary Flames have signed goalie Leland Irving to a one-year, two-way contract. He had a 1-3-3 record with a 3.20 goals-against average and a .912 save percentage. General manager Jay Feaster said Irving and Henrik Karlsson would battle for the backup job.