National Hockey League roundup

Tue Jul 15, 2014 7:40pm EDT
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(The Sports Xchange) - The Nashville Predators signed free agent centers Mike Ribeiro and Derek Roy to one-year contracts on Tuesday. Ribeiro's deal is worth $1.05 million and Roy will make $1 million next season.

The team also announced the signing of first-round pick Kevin Fiala to a three-year entry-level contract. Fiala, 17, was a finalist for the 2014 Swedish Hockey League Rookie of the Year Award and the 11th overall pick by the Predators last month.

Ribeiro, 34, scored 47 points with 16 goals and 31 assists for the Phoenix Coyotes last season. In 865 career NHL games with Montreal, Dallas, Washington and Phoenix, Ribeiro has scored 656 points.

Roy, 31, scored 37 points in 75 games with the St. Louis Blues last season and is a four-time 60-point, 20-goal scorer. In 666 career NHL games, he has scored 492 points while spending time with Buffalo, Dallas, Vancouver and St. Louis.

The Pittsburgh Penguins announced that center Sidney Crosby will not require surgery on his injured right wrist.

The Pittsburgh Post Gazette reported last week that Crosby would have arthroscopic surgery in the coming days after the NHL MVP was hampered during the playoffs. But he sought additional medical advise and it was ultimately determined surgery was not necessary.

Crosby, who scored a league-best 104 points, is not expected to miss any time next season.


Mike Ribeiro (63) celebrates with defenseman Connor Murphy (5), defenseman Oliver Ekman-Larsson (23) and left wing Martin Erat (10) after scoring a goal in the second period against the San Jose Sharks at Arena. Apr 12, 2014; Glendale, AZ, USA; Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports