NHL notes: Joakim Lindstrom returns to NHL with Blues

After two seasons in the Swedish Hockey League, Joakim Lindstrom is returning to the NHL with the...

After two seasons in the Swedish Hockey League, Joakim Lindstrom is returning to the NHL with the St. Louis Blues. (Reuters)

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The St. Louis Blues signed veteran forward Joakim Lindstrom to a one-year contract Wednesday.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported the deal is worth $700,000.

Lindstrom, 30, has spent the past two seasons with Skelleftea AIK of the Swedish Hockey League, including 2013-14 when he posted 63 points (23 goals, 40 assists) and 72 penalty minutes in 55 games.

In the postseason, Lindstrom was tied for the league-lead in points (18), helping his team to its second consecutive title. He also helped Sweden to a bronze medal with 11 points in the 2014 world championship.

A second-round pick (41st overall) of the Columbus Blue Jackets in 2002, the 6-foot, 203-pound Lindstrom has played in five NHL seasons, including stints with Columbus, Phoenix Coyotes and Colorado Avalanche.

Overall, the Skelleftea, Sweden native has recorded 33 points (15 goals, 18 assists) and 46 penalty minutes in 97 career games.

SEMIN HAS WRIST SURGERY

Alexander Semin is expected to be at Carolina Hurricanes training camp in September after recently having wrist surgery.

The 30-year-old Russian winger played with a sore wrist the entire season after injuring it during last year's camp.

"All indications are that the surgery went well," general manager Ron Francis told the team's website. "He's rehabbing it now, and he should be 100% for training camp."

Last season, Semin scored 22 goals and tallied 42 points in 65 games. He is entering the second year of a five-year, $35 million contract he signed in March 2013.

PREDATORS BRING IN ALM

The Nashville Predators signed free agent defenceman Johan Alm to a two-year entry-level contract Wednesday.

Alm is expected play his first season in North America in 2014-15.

Alm, 22, has spent the past four seasons with Skelleftea AIK of the Swedish Hockey League, winning back-to-back Swedish League titles in 2013 and 2014, and earning silver medals in 2011 and 2012.

In 135 SHL games with Skelleftea and Frolunda since 2009-10, the 6-foot-2, 209-pound blueliner has amassed 22 points (4 goals, 18 assists) and 72 penalty minutes.

SABRES INK SWEDISH GOALIE

Swedish goaltender Linus Ullmark signed a three-year entry-level contract with the Buffalo Sabres.

He was the top netminder in Sweden last season with a 2.08 goals-against average in 35 games in the Swedish Hockey League.

Ullmark was a sixth-round pick in 2012. The 20-year-old is likely to play for the Sabres' AHL affiliate in Rochester next season.

SENS PICK UNDER CONTRACT

The Ottawa Senators signed forward Max McCormick to a two-year entry-level contract Wednesday.

The native of De Pere, Wis., recently completed his third season with the Ohio State Buckeyes, scoring 11 goals and establishing new collegiate career highs in assists (24) and points (35) in 37 games.

Ottawa selected McCormick in the sixth round, 171st overall, of the 2011 NHL draft.


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